- Posted May 4, 2012 by
Ak-Chin Indian Community Celebrates Week of the Young Child
“This is the second year the Community has taken part in recognizing this cause and it is something that is always well-received and supported,” said Ak-Chin Child Development Coordinator Sandy Mays. “These children will one day be our future leaders and it’s important for us to nurture their needs at this vital time in their development.”
Armed with the theme “Early Years Are Learning Years,” the Ak-Chin Indian Community planned a variety of special activities for children and their families throughout the week, including an ice cream social, a reading day (where parents/public read to the children), a book making event (families made a variety of books for the children – from colors and numbers to street signs and rhyming words), a pancake breakfast and a big screen movie presentation of Alvin and the Chipmunk’s “Chipwrecked.”
For more information on Child Development and other programs within the Ak-Chin Indian Community visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us or call (520) 568-1000.
About Ak-Chin Indian Community:
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 850 tribal members.
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