Celebrating the Week of the Young Child 2022

April 1, 2022

Every April, thread joins the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to celebrate young children, their families, and their early educators.  After COVID-19, the Week of the Young Child is now more important than ever.

While families are a child’s first and most important teacher, early childhood educators play a critical role in supporting parents with the care and education of their young children.

Join thread to lift up young children and celebrate the Week of the Young Child, April 2-8, 2022. Each day has a fun-filled theme, highlighting different areas of learning.

April 2: Kick-Off Saturday

The Week of the Young Child kicks off today! Make your plans, gather your supplies, and get ready to have some fun celebrating the young children in your life.

April 4: Music Monday

Through music, children can develop math, language, and literacy skills—all while having fun and being active.

April 5: Tasty Tuesday

Cooking develops many skills, including math and science, while encouraging healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom.

April 6: Work Together Wednesday

When children build together, they explore new concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills.

April 7: Artsy Thursday

Children develop creativity, social, and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects that allow them to make choices and use their imaginations.

April 8: Family Friday

Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. thread recognizes that family members are a young child’s first and most important teachers.

How will you celebrate this week? Post your ideas and photos using the hashtag #woyc22, and follow thread on Facebook and Twitter for more ways to celebrate every day of the Week of the Young Child.

Click here for more information and activity suggestions from NAEYC.