Craven Smart Start to Hold Week of the Young Child Be Active Kids Event

Craven Smart StartThe Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to promote the needs of young children, their families and the early childhood programs that serve them.  NAEYC has designated the week of April 24th to April 28th as the Week of the Young Child for 2017.

Craven Smart Start will celebrate the Week of the Young Child by holding a Be Active Kids event for families and children up to five years of age on April 25th between 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Creekside Park on the Natalie Huryn Seymore Field. Creekside Park is located at 1821 Old Airport Road in New Bern.  Parents and children will participate together in a number of Be Active Kids outdoor activities.  A craft activity and snack will also be provided.  There is no charge to participate, but parents or guardians are asked to pre-register by calling (252) 672-5921 by April 19th.

Be Active Kids is a statewide initiative providing physical activity related support and resources to individuals caring for young children in North Carolina.  Be Active Kids is a signature program of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

Craven Smart Start is a 501©3 public private partnership that administers the funding and programs of Smart Start.  The mission of the program is to ensure that every Craven County child, birth through five, receives the education, health and family support necessary to arrive at school healthy and ready to succeed.  For more information, visit

Submitted by: Pinkie Moore, Craven Smart Start