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 60,000 members and a network of Affiliates.
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
Find out how your local chapter is celebrating Week of the Young Child in your area!
Kalispell: Family Event at Depot Park, April 2, 2022 from 12-3p. Check out our facebook page for more information: mtaeyc Flathead Chapter
Missoula: A themed reading station at McCormick Park, with special guest, Pete the Cat on April 2nd from 1p-3p.
Check out naeyc's planned events here.