ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - April is the Month of the Military Child! This special celebration - a legacy of former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger -- was established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. During April, Army Garrisons, Child, Youth and School Services programs and Child Development Centers plan numerous events ranging from picnics and parades to recreational fairs and fun festivals -- all to recognize and applaud Families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make in supporting America's Army.

APG youth, child development and family child care centers will host several events to recognize the military children of APG to give children and give parents a chance to come out and have fun with their families. Check future issues for CDC and FCC events.

APG Youth Centers

APG South (Edgewood) Youth Center
April 8, Bring your favorite collection
April 9, Repurpose your T-Shirt
April 10, Funny/Fancy Sock Day
April 11, Stuffed Animal Day
April 13, Parent/Child pancake breakfast, 7 to 8 a.m.
April 15, Community service Project
April 15-16, Military thanks-you cards
April 16, Crazy Hair day
April 17, Funny Had day
April 18, Wear red, white & blue
April 19, Make you own sundae
April 21, Earth Day Activities all week
April 22, Earth Day; Wear green
April 26, Earth Day field trip, depart 1:30 p.m.

APG North (Aberdeen) Youth Center

April 5, Purple up! Wear purple every Friday!
April 8, Poetry Monday
April 10, Exploring jobs and careers
April 11, Personal Safety Tips
April 12, Purple up!
April 13, Nutritional Cooking Competition
April 15, Poetry Monday
April 18, Math is Fun
April 19, Purple up!
April 22, Earth Day
April 26, Arbor Day Event, Purple up!
April 27, 4-H Community Fair
April 29, Poetry Monday

For more information, contact the CYSS youth centers in APG South (Edgewood), Bldg. E1902 Scully Road, at 410-436-2862/2890 or APG North (Aberdeen), Bldg. 2522 Bayside Drive, at 410-278-9061/4995.