The Week of the Young Child is an annual event hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that celebrates young children, early learning, teachers, and families. This year’s event is April 16-20!
NAEYC has nearly 60,000 members and many regional affiliates that work together 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 plans the event and the themes for each day, and the individual communities find a way to really bring those events to life for the children.
The themed days this year are:
· Monday, April 16, 2018: Music Monday
· Tuesday, April 17, 2018: Tasty Tuesday
· Wednesday, April 18, 2018: Work Together Wednesday
· Thursday, April 19, 2018: Artsy Thursday
· Friday, April 20, 2018: Family Friday
As you celebrate this event with your kids, check out these great resources and events in the Ann Arbor area, and also check out the Michigan Association for the Education of young Children:
Cooking and Nutrition:
Open Ended Art:
Engaging and Celebrating Families:
- Turn Any Walk into a Nature Walk
- Domino’s Petting Farm
- Gallup Park River Kids (ages 2-6 with a caregiver)
At Little Angels Preschool & Daycare, we love to celebrate children and their families, and all the ways that they learn and grow. To find out more about our facility and our teachers, contact us today to schedule a tour!