The Week of the Young Child™ 2019 is here! This annual celebration, hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), celebrates early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and all the caring adults in a child’s life. This year’s event begins on April 8, 2019, and we are excited for a week-long celebration of our youngest learners. Join the fun and start planning your celebration with these ideas and activities:
Music Monday is more than singing and dancing, it’s a way to encourage children to be active while developing their early literacy skills and having fun with friends and family!
Tasty Tuesday isn’t just about eating your favorite snacks together. It’s also about cooking together and connecting math with literacy skills and science while introducing ways to incorporate healthy habits into children’s lifestyles.
When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Children can use any building material!
Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open–ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. On Artsy Thursday, celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making. Use any materials—from crayons to paint, clay to crafts!
Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. It’s so important for parents and early childhood educators to be on the same side of defining and demanding high–quality early childhood education. NAEYC applauds family members’ role – and all the caring adults in a child’s life – as young children’s first and most important teachers.
We know there will be tons of fun this week as children, families, and teachers celebrate in Durham! Be sure to share all of your Week of the Young Child fun on DPFC’s & NAEYC’s Facebook page and post to Twitter using the hashtag #woyc19. For more ideas, tips, and resources, please click here.
The Partnership is hosting a PRE-K Blitz Day April 13th from 9am-1pm as our WOYC event. During this time, anyone with a child who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2019 can walk into 1201 S. Briggs Ave. and apply for Pre-K. ALL WALK INS ARE WELCOME! We can’t wait to meet you and register more children for PRE-K! Please call 919.314.6813 for more information.