2022 Week of the Young Child
Join us as we celebrate the Week of the Young Child from April 2-8, 2022.
Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association. The purpose of WOYC 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.
The early childhood years lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life. WOYC 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. Continue reading to see how you can participate!
daily WOYC themes
>> Click here to explore our daily activity list for local child care centers
- Music Monday | April 4
Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills—All while having fun and being active!
- Tasty Tuesday | April 5
Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more while encouraging healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom.
- Work Together Wednesday | April 6
When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills.
- Artsy Thursday | April 7
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.
- Family Friday | April 8
Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. NAEYC applauds family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers.
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take action for young children
Decades of early childhood research studies demonstrate that children with access to high quality early childhood development and health opportunities are more prepared for kindergarten, do better in school, and are more likely to graduate and enroll in college. They also tend to be healthier and more productive members of society.
Additional Resources & Information
- Why invest in early childhood education?
- Programs offered by the Cabarrus Partnership for Children
- Local resources for parents of young children
- Resources for child care providers and early educators
Cabarrus Partnership for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides programs in Cabarrus County for families with children ages birth to five years in early education, health services, and parent support and education. We provide quality child care, literacy programs, child safety programs, family support programs, and help families access needed resources.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children 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 in life. WOYC 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.