Every April, thread joins the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to celebrate young children, their families,
and their teachers. The Week of the Young Child is now more important than ever.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us just how important families and early childhood educators are in the healthy development of young children. As early
childhood education programs decide whether to close or stay open, we all experience how critical child care is to our state’s infrastructure. As families
shelter in their homes, we remember the role of the family as the child’s first and most important teacher. Together, we can give our children hope
in these uncertain times.
So join thread to lift up young children and celebrate the Week of the Young Child, April 11-17, 2020. Each day has a fun-filled theme,
highlighting different areas of learning.
|April 13: Music Monday
Through music, children can develop math, language, and literacy skills—all while having fun and being active.
|April 14: Tasty Tuesday
Cooking develops many skills, including math and science, while encouraging healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom.
|April 15: Work Together Wednesday
When children build together, they explore new concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills.
|April 16: Artsy Thursday
Children develop creativity, social, and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects that allow them to make choices and use their
|April 17: Family Friday
Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. Family Friday recognizes that family members are
a young child’s first and most important teachers.
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