Celebrating Our Youngest Learners
The Week of the Young Child™, April 12-18, 2015, is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.
Between April 13-17, 2015, The Children’s Center will post one fun activity per day for you and your child(ren) to sing, cook together, build together, create art, and celebrate your family.
Purple Ribbon Campaign
During the Week of the Young Child™ wear your purple ribbon to show you care about young children and are aware of their needs. Place a purple ribbon on your shirt or blouse, in your car or in your window at home, place one on your briefcase, office door. Ask your child(ren) to wear a purple ribbon too!
To help raise awareness, take a photo of you wearing the purple ribbon and post to Instagram or your Facebook page and then tag The Children’s Center on Facebook.
If you’re on Twitter, include your photo along with @ChildrenCtr and #WOYC in your tweet.
What is the Week of the Young Child™?
The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 80,000 members and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, including the state of Michigan.
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.
Content and weekly activities generously provided by: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).