2020 Week of the Young Child events through April 17

| April 13, 2020

Once again, First Things First has partnered with the Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC) to help promote Week of the Young Child (WOYC), taking place April 11-17. Communities across Arizona will join the annual nationwide celebration that focuses attention on early learning and the educators who support the positive development of young children. Events this week include:



Music Monday with @First Things First and @AzAEYC is more than singing and dancing, it’s a way to encourage children to be active while developing their early literacy skills and having fun. #woyc20



Tasty Tuesday with @First Things First and @AzAEYC isn’t just about eating your favorite snacks together. It’s also about cooking together and connecting math with literacy skills and science while introducing ways to incorporate healthy habits into children’s lifestyles. #woyc20



It’s Work Together Wednesday with @First Things First and @AzAEYC. When children build together they experience teamwork and develop their social and early literacy skills. Grab some materials and create! #woyc20



Artsy Thursday. 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. @First Things First and @AzAEYC suggest using any material you have handy—from crayons to paint, clay to crafts! #wocy20



It’s Family Friday with @First Things First and @AzAEYC, the last day of Week of the Young Child. Parents and families are children’s first teachers. Family Friday focuses on engaging families to support our youngest learners. #woyc20


More information:

Quality child care helps children learn, grow and thrive. Check out @First Things First video on teacher-child interactions that are stimulating, nurturing and are an essential part of quality early learning programs. @AzAEYC celebrates #woyc20  https://youtu.be/CUViSwMWvLk


Quality child care helps children learn, grow and thrive. Check out @First Things First video on classroom environments to look for. Including a variety of age-appropriate books, toys and learning materials, an area of pretend play and more, as well as individual attention that kids need. @AzAEYC celebrates #woyc20 https://youtu.be/T7MwDLVPgc0


Quality child care helps children learn, grow and thrive. In this @First Things First video, we are reminded that kids should get to play outside every day, weather permitting, in a safe area with age-appropriate toys and learning materials. @AzAEYC celebrates #woyc20  https://youtu.be/Iz6bxXc2Lpc


Because babies are born learning, quality child care for infants involves being responsive, lots of language and interaction, and good health and safety practices. In this video, @First Things First shares what to look for in quality child care for your infant. @AzAEYC celebrates #woyc20  https://youtu.be/S5iKIHcUsVQ


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