NAEYC - the National Association for the Education of Young Children - hosts Week of the Young Child every year in April. This year it is April 11-17th. Nanny Support Groups across the nation are doing volunteer/charity work to benefit children on this week and The Alliance will be doing the same.
This year, we will be doing a book drive for Next Door Foundation, an organization that brings books and stories to inner-city children who are rarely read to or own any books. Please round up gently used books - or purchase new ones! - to donate. Board books and books with African American characters are especially in demand.
Join us on Saturday, April 10th from 2-4PM at Fiddleheads Cafe in Mequon for a book collection and a workshop entitled Becoming a Better Nanny. NPNA owner, Mary Boyle, will be speaking about Communication, Work Agreements, Taxes, Salary, Benefits and What Makes a Professional Nanny. This workshop will be beneficial to those considering entering the in-home childcare profession, as well as to the veteran nanny. Seating is limited. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also looking for volunteers to participate in the Read to Me program on Tuesday, April 13th at 1:30. This is an incredible experience and I highly recommend it! You are given a selection of books to choose to read (or you may bring your own) and then you will read to small groups of 3, 4 and 5 year olds.
If you are interested in volunteering to read or if you have books to donate, please contact Alliance coordinator, Marcia Hall, at email@example.com.
This is a wonderful opportunity for nannies in our area to come together and do something great for the children of our community. I hope you can all participate in some way!!