Union County First Steps kicked off the National Week of the Young Child on Saturday morning as Touch-A-Truck 2012 was hosted at the Union County Fairgrounds.
Admission was free, and children were treated to face painting, train rides, healthy snacks and more activities including the main attraction — more than 25 different trucks for everyone to climb and explore.
Those who were near the Union County Fairgrounds during Touch-A-Truck 2012 could hear horns blowing and sirens blasting as children played in and on 18-wheelers, police cars, ambulances, concrete mixers, fire trucks, wreckers, school buses, bulldozers, backhoes and more.
Union County First Steps Director Linda Parker said she estimates between 150-200 children were in attendance throughout the day on Saturday.
“We would always like to have more children participate, but it was very successful,” Parker said.
Other ways to support and contribute to early childhood education include the following:
- Support early literacy programs. Early reading skills are crucial for young children to be ready for school.
- Reach out and thank parents, teachers and all adults who help young children get a great start.
- Support policies at the local, state and federal levels that provide high quality early learning opportunities for all young children.
Look for more information regarding the Week of the Young Child at www.uniondailytimes.com and in The Union Daily Times.