The Week of the Young Child™ (April 22-28, 2012) is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose is to focus on the needs of young children, their families, and to celebrate those who work and care for our nation’s youngest children.
There are many ways to celebrate and join with others who wish to acknowledge families, caregivers, teachers, and others who work diligently to help young children grow and learn. Last year our children made drawings – we’ll share with you our project!
Voicethread Pictures and Explanations – The Week of the Young Child™
*hint – you may need to adjust the sound from your speakers as some of the children speak softly:)
Other possible ways to celebrate:
1) Bring a small gift or note of gratitude to your young child’s teacher or caregiver.
2) Encourage community leaders to honor early childhood professionals in your own city.
3) Write an article to your local newspaper about the things your family, school, childcare, or homeschool might be doing to celebrate.
4) Check with your local Child Care Resource and Referral Network to see if there are ways you can help celebrate in your own area. Visit: National Association of Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies/Child Care Aware to find your own CCRRN by entering the correct zip code. In IL, visit: Childcare Resource and Referral Network.
For MORE information and ideas on how YOU might get involved, visit the NAEYC!