David Njoku headlines visit to Glenville Early Learning Center: 'It’s big for them and big for usNot long after David Njoku show
David Njoku headlines visit to Glenville Early Learning Center: 'It’s big for them and big for usNot long after David Njoku showin Announcements Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:48 am
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Not long after David Njoku showed up to the Centers for Families and Children Glenville Early Learning Center, the rookie Browns tight end was smothered by wide-eyed pre-kindergarten children. ,womens Matt Bosher Jersey,'
“I was excited just to see them,” Njoku said with a wide smile, “and it was apparent they were more excited to see me.”
Njoku was joined by offensive linemen Shon Coleman and Marcus Martin on Tuesday afternoon as part of the Browns’ commitment to education and youth development and in support of the 2Authentic Ryan Schraeder Jersey,000 Days Pledge and Cuyahoga County’s Invest in Children Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK).
The trio spent time making crafts,womens Ryan Schraeder Jersey, reading and playing games with the youngsters -- activites that all went back toward the Center's central mission of providing at-risk childen with high-quality education.
“I’d say the best part of today was probably the hugs. They're so young," Njoku said. “It’s great that we do this,Authentic Matt Bosher Jersey, all they know is love. It’s beautiful seeing little kids that are happy for me being here,, just for us to impact their lives. It’s big for them and big for us, too.”
Indeed,womens Tyrod Taylor Jersey,000 Days Pledge — an educational commitment encompassing the amount of time between a child’s birth and the start of kindergarten — places a focus on parents, t<he 2womens Richie Incognito Jersey, families, teachers and pediatricians collaborating to help children prepare for success when starting more formal education.
“For our kids to be able to see players up close,Authentic Kyle Williams Jersey, to be able to talk to them, that's really meaningful for them to have those role models in their life, interact with them,” said Elizabeth Newman, the president and CEO of The Centers for Families and Children.
The Pledge hopes to boost children’s development prior to kindergarten by improving learning experiences and parent-teacher partnerships, in addition to helping select primary schools.Authentic Tyrod Taylor Jersey" University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies & Children’s has also partnered with Browns Give Back and The Centers to expand the 2,000 Days Pledge to pediatrician’s offices throughout the UH network and provide additional health resources to families who take the pledge.
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