Join Fresno State in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center at 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, hosted in the front of the Education Building at Fresno State. The event will feature an address from both Mary Castro and Kremen School of Education and Human Development Dean Laura Alamillo. The Huggins Center, part of Programs for Children, is one of three early childhood centers at Fresno State.

Programs for Children annually serves approximately 200 children of university students, faculty, staff and the community, between the ages of 3 months and 12 years. Programs for Children has also provided high-quality learning experiences to over 400 individuals in the community, including Fresno State students and community college students. Over 120 local educators have attended Fansler Institute’s educator workshops.

These workshops aim to expand the knowledge on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) education by using building tools in a dual-immersion setting and instructing educators on how to incorporate universal design for learning to aide in children’s different learning styles. Future plans for Programs for Children include building a STEAM Innovation preschool classroom and an infant/toddler space to accommodate more children of Fresno State faculty and staff. INFO: Brittney Randolph at 559.278.0052 or