Save the date and join us April 13–17, 2020 for five fun-filled, themed days to celebrate of our youngest learners! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by NAEYC to spotlight early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. Tell us how you plan to celebrate in 2020!
Week of the Young Child 2019
Week of the Young Child 2019 was held April 8 – 12, 2019. Take a look at some of the ways Georgia ECE programs and supporters celebrated our youngest learners!
How can we Celebrate our Youngest Learners?
No idea is too big; no idea is too small. Here are a few descriptions of recent WOYC events in communities around the country:
- “We held a Family Writing Workshop where parents were invited to create a book with their children. A book-writing kit was provided, and children and parents shared their books at a show and tell. The books are now part of our library collection.”
- “We displayed children’s artwork throughout the center and made a DVD slide show of the children. Monday was Parent Appreciation Day, where parents were served light refreshments and received a card from their child. Tuesday was Hat Day. Wednesday was Teacher Appreciation Day, with a pot luck lunch for staff. It was also Beach Party Day. Thursday was Inside Out Day and Friday we had an ice cream social.”
- “Our city granted us a permit to hold a parade and children’s fair celebrating young children. There were over 500 children who paraded down the main street in decorated wagons, tricycles, or on foot. They marched with their child care providers or early childhood teachers. The free fair had booths representing all of the early childhood agencies and other services and also childcare providers.”
- “A group of parents and children marched to City Hall. The mayor joined us and read a proclamation adopted by our City Council about the Week of the Young Child. Additionally, we held a press conference sharing information about the importance of quality early care and education.”