Rose State College Raises Awareness During Child Abuse Prevention Month Published April 6, 2016 by Ali Sexton

Students at the blue ribbon tree

Midwest City, Okla. – In the middle of Rose State’s campus stands a tree beautifully decorated with blue ribbons. Each ribbon was placed by a student or staff member to honor the children in their lives and in our community.  April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and Rose State College Professor Julia Kelly coordinated an effort to visually represent the children in our lives with the Blue Ribbon Tree.

The College is also taking an active part in celebrating the Week of the Young Child April 11-15. This week, celebrated across the country, honors young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives. It’s a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early education to young children.

A calendar of events taking place at Rose State to celebrate the Week of the Young Child is below.

Mon, April 11 Tue, April 12 Wed, April 13 Thu, April 14 Fri, April 15

Music and Movement Monday

Dance Music Playlist - Main Dining Room, 11 AM - 1 PM

Taco Tuesday

All You Can Eat Taco Tuesday - Student Hub - Main Dining Room, 11 AM - 1 PM

Work Together Wednesday

Lego Building - Main Dining Room, 11 AM - 1 PM

Artsy Thursday

Children's Art Work - SS Building, All Day Event

Family Friday

*Wear Blue for Group Picture - Outside SS Building, 3 PM - 5 PM

The Family Services and Child Development (FSCD) program at Rose State College has over 100 students majoring in Family Services and Child Development working to improve professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education and to build public support for high quality early childhood education programs.

About Rose State College:

Rose State College is a community college offering more than 60 degree and skilled-occupational programs conveniently located seven minutes from downtown Oklahoma City.