Week of the Young Child

Published on: April 16, 2013

Filled Under: Events/Activities, Thought of the Week

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“The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The 2013 Week of the Young Child™ is April 14–20 and the theme is Early Years Are Learning Years®.”

I’d love to hear what YOU or YOUR SITE are doing to promote early childhood. Comment below!

2 Responses to Week of the Young Child

  1. Parents made Love Notes for their children, which we have displayed in our main hallway. The sweet sentiments that parents wrote are so touching.

    Each classroom also planned one special activity for their group. Two of the teams invited guest readers (parents) to sign up for timeslots to come and read their family’s favorite children’s books. My third classroom is creating a butterfly mural. Throughout the week each child decorated a butterfly, then they will add a family photo to the butterfly and display all of the butterflies together. The photos will be taken at the potluck.

    We also asked each child to decorate a small cut-out person–a tiny advocate–for their campus parent to wear/display. It is a symbol for folks whom our parents come in contact with, showcasing that we provide child care on campus, that high-quality child care is important in order to be able to go to school or work with peace of mind, etc.

    Our week will culminate in a potluck supper for the families Friday evening.

  2. Lorelei says:

    The DCTC ECYD student club met on Monday to sew t-shirt bags. We re-purposed new and used t-shirts into bags. These bags will be used by an elementary school in Duluth. The school sends non-perishable food items home at the end of each week with some students who might not have enough food at home to eat over the weekend. These bags will be a little less conspicuous and more durable than plastic shopping bags.

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