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Project Enlightenment celebrates Week of the Young Child

Posted April 13, 2010 9:24 p.m. EDT

Project Enlightenment is marking the National Week of the Young Child celebration with some special offers this week.

The early childhood education and intervention program, which turns 40 this year, is encouraging Wake County families to visit the center's resource center at 501 S. Boylan Ave. near downtown Raleigh. With more than 10,000 books, videos, articles and brochures, the center offers a wealth of information for anybody with an infant to five-year-old at home.

The center also features a craft and production area where you can make educational games and crafts for your kids. It's a great place to stock up on activities for the summer.

Visitors will get free reusable bags, stickers with Cakehead (Project Enlightenment's special birthday character) for the kids, and discounts in the production area through Friday.

Anne Sherman, resource center coordinator, was kind enough to show me around the center a couple of months ago. Check out my earlier post and video.

Since 1969, Project Enlightenment has offered a variety of services including parent counseling and workshops; teacher consultation and training; child screenings and interventions; the parent-teacher resource center; and two demonstration classrooms.

It could face some pretty serious cuts as the Wake school board grapples with a major budget deficit. The Save Project Enlightenment Facebook page has been started to urge support of the center and now has more than 2,700 fans.