Co-Sponsored by WYES

Join us to celebrate the importance of play in the lives of young children!

The Annual Celebration of the Young Child will take place on Saturday, April 6th, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Delgado Community College’s City Park Avenue campus – on the Marconi street side. Map here.

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2019 Activities List

Agenda For Children
Block play

ARC of Greater New Orleans
Throw me something! Bead toss activity

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Head Start and Early Head Start
Pinwheels – decorating

Children’s Bureau of New Orleans
Cool Down Corner – relaxation activities

Daughters of Charity of New Orleans
Coloring, bubbles

Delgado Community College Care and Development of Young Children
Baby doll washing, Paint activity? Bubble play?

Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans
Making head visors

Family Child Care Providers United
Build your own trail mix
Let’s Move; gross motor play (hula hoops, ropes, hopscotch)

Healthy Blue
Rainbow Bread

Healthy Start New Orleans
Color and decorate hats, ties, and more

Hoffman Early Learning Center
Sorting and Stringing pasta

JeffCAP Head Start Birth to Five Program
Coffee Filter Butterflies

Kingsley House Parents as Educators
Rainbow foam; mini water bead play; dirty worms; polka dot slime

Lower Ninth Ward Street Library
Book giveaway

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV)

New Orleans Public Library
Create animal out of self-adhesive shapes provided; read/receive book “My Heart is Like a Zoo”

Newcomb Children’s Center
Newspaper hats

NOLA Nature School
Nature necklace – clay and other items; planting seeds; decorating planting pots

Nurturing Connections, LLC
Scrap paper art

The Parenting Center
Baby doll diapering and swaddling/Changing station

Training Grounds

Tulane University Infant & Toddler Development Project
Decorate paper crowns

Unitech Training Academy – Early Childhood Development Program
Dot Paint Butterflies


11:30             New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
11:40             Lusher Charter Middle School Musical Theater
12 – 12:30    Lower Ninth Ward Street Library – Second Line Literacy Parade
*Dress as your favorite story book character and JOIN THE PARADE
12:30 – 1       KIPP Believe Jazz Ensemble
1 – 1:45         Young Audiences, Dave James

The Celebration offers hands-on activities for young children, 1 – 8 years old.  Organizations from all over the Greater New Orleans area who serve young children and their families will provide activities where children can wash baby dolls, string necklaces, make music, and more.  There will also be face painting and chalk drawing.

In the Entertainment Area, children from area schools will provide dance, musical, and cheer performances; Curious George will be around all day.

“Our event is about fun for children and their families – parking is easy, no lines, no waiting,” says Jenni Evans, co-chair of the event. “Bring a picnic and some friends and plan to spend the day with us.”

This event is sponsored by Healthy Blue in partnership with WYES and The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital
and is FREE and open to the public.

Come play with us!

For more information, call Jenni at 896-9591 or e-mail [email protected]