Southeastern Illinois College President Dr. Jonah Rice signs a proclamation declaring the official “Week of the Young Child™” April 8-12 with some friends from the Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study. The Week of the Young Child ™ is an annual national celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The special week recognizes the importance of quality child care, children and their families and the programs that serve them. Fun activities were planned throughout the week, including a special week-long art display in the SIC Art Gallery with art from each child on display. There were also dress-up days with special themes.