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Mayor presents city proclamation

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Officials with the Step Ahead/Literacy Council of Clay County met Tuesday morning and were presented a proclamation from Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham declaring the month of April as Month of the Young Child in the City of Brazil. On hand included (front, from left) Ann Coker, Lisa Showalter, Kim Hyatt, Mary Yelton, Linda Messmer, Heather Campbell, (back) Arletta Kellar, Theresa Gwinnett, Nan Engle, Tina French, Brian Wyndham, Mike Lewis, Brenda Barnett, Kathy Ocampo, Becky Klingle, Corinna Stewart, Kaylee McCollum and Lynn Stoelting. [Order this photo]
Members of the Step Ahead/Literacy Council of Clay County welcomed Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham at their monthly meeting Tuesday as Wyndham presented the organization with a city proclamation.

The proclamation declared the month of April would be recognized as the Month of the Young Child in the City of Brazil in conjunction with the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

According to the proclamation, the organizations that make up the council entity are "working to improve early learning opportunities, which are crucial in the growth and development of young children."

Organizations that make up the Step Ahead/Literacy Council of Clay County include Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Indiana State Department of Health/PU-Public Health Quality Improvement Program, Indiana University -- Women's Health, Indiana Youth Institute/Youth Worker Café (lunch time training), Crisis Pregnancy Center of Clay County, Cumberland Academy, Clay County Family Literacy, Children's Bureau, Department of Children's Services, Family Preservation/Family Support and School Connections, Wraparound, St. Vincent Clay, CASY, Title 1, Serving On The Streets, First Steps, Clay Community Skateboard Park, Child Adult Resource Service/Head Start/Healthy Families, Community Alliances to Promote Education/LEAAP Center, The Clay County Public Health Nurse, the YMCA of Clay County, Women/Infants/Children, WorkOne, The Clay County Tobacco Coalition/Chances, The Brazil Public Library, Clay County Literacy Coalition, Purdue Extension, Lifeline Youth and Family Resources, Clay City Center for Family Medicine and the Parke County Family Health Clinic.

Information provided by Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center representative Mary Yelton said the Week of the Young Child is recognized annually April 10-16.

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