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Week of the Young Child

We know that many of you have questions about the upcoming Week of the Young Child (WOYC™). We do not take lightly the tough and sometimes heartbreaking decisions educators are having to make during this difficult period.

While WOYC is recognized and lifted up virtually, many of the daily events you plan happen in your classrooms and communities.

Knowing that circumstances are different for everyone, we will focus on providing you with resources you can use wherever you are celebrating young children. Visit this site often for additional resources, support and inspiration.

NAEYC will continue to celebrate and shine a spotlight on your classroom, advocacy, and family engagement activities via our social channels. We look forward to seeing the social media about your celebrations April 11-17 and how we all recognize the importance of community and give hope to our children during what are uneasy times.

Again this year, NAEYC is asking its members, centers, higher ed programs, and everyone else in the early education community to Step It Up (SIU) during WOYC™.  We kept the same daily themes, but we challenge YOU to expand them! Spread the word about the importance of high-quality early learning, and the critical role early childhood educators play in a child’s development and learning.

Children learn so much as they enjoy music, explore food and cooking, build together, create art, and celebrate their families! Get inspired by the activities below

Musical Monday

Tasty Tuesday

Working Together Wednesday

Artsy Thursday

Family Friday