The College of the Canyons Center for Early Childhood Education (ECE) and the Southern California Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (SCVAEYC) will host the 14th annual Children's Play Day as part of the nationally celebrated Week of the Young Child. The event is free and open to the public.
The goal of Children’s Play Day is to bring the community together for a day of high-quality, developmentally stimulating play experiences for all children, infant to school age. The event also provides families with young children an opportunity to explore the many valuable resources that are available to them at the college and in the community.
“We look forward to welcoming families from our community every year,” said Wendy Ruiz, event coordinator and ECE faculty member. “This year’s event will feature obstacle courses, sensory experiences, face painting and many other activities that children and their families will surely enjoy.”
Approximately 50 local non-profit groups and organizations dedicated to child and family services are expected to participate. Food vendors will also be available. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and blanket and settle in under the shade for the lineup of free activities.
The Children’s Play Day is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the Honor Grove of the Valencia campus. Free parking will be available in lots 5, 6 and 7, located off Rockwell Canyon Road adjacent to the campus tennis courts.