Did you know that today, April 21st, is National Kindergarten Recognition Day? It was adopted in 2005 to "recognize the critical role that kindergarten year plays in the lives of our children," according to Senator Ken Salazar, who introduced the resolution. April 21st marks the anniversary of the first kindergarten classroom in 1837 by Friedrich Froebel in Blankenburg, Germany.
Well-rounded early education forms an essential foundation for a child's future success, and this holiday provides the perfect reason to celebrate and recognize high-quality education.
Favorite Kindergarten Memory:
Cedric, 27, found his childhood best friend, James, in kindergarten.
I cherished my "reading buddy", older brother, Angelio, coming to my class to read to me and my friends.
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Michelle Macon, Program Coordinator