Celebrating the Week of the Young Child April 6-12

As you may already know, The Week of the Young Child is April 6-12. The theme this year is; “Early Years are Learning Years." For those of us who do not know what the Week of the Young Child is here is a brief overview from the NAEYC website

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.

NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.

Each year UCCC hosts Literacy Night during the Week of The Young Child, as well as a bunch of other fun activities for staff and families to participate in. This year the activities will be as follows;

  • Monday, April, 7 = Kick-off Breakfast and Reading, Parents, Staff and Admin will be encouraged to have breakfast with children and enjoy a book. 
  • Tuesday, April, 8 = Wacky hat day, everyone will wear their favorite wacky hat all day.
  • Wednesday, April, 9 = Inside- out day, everyone will wear clothes inside-out. 
  • Thursday, April, 10= Literacy Night
  • Friday, April, 11= Beach Party, Party music, Beach wear and fun all day.

Just to pump it up a little more, I would like to add a little friendly competition. Each class has been asked to decorate their classroom door in a way that represents the importance of Early Childcare. The winning classroom will receive a special gift.

Post by: Peaches Lott