Connections Spotlight — Week of the Young Child events continue through April 16

| April 13, 2021

By First Things FirstArizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC) • the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Once again,​ First Things First has partnered with the Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC) to join the annual nationwide celebration that focuses attention on early learning and the educators who support the positive development of young children.

The Week of the Young Child® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 52 Affiliates. 

The purpose of the Week of the Young Child® 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.

Upcoming opportunites include:

Work Together Wednesday

When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Children can use any building material—from a fort of branches on the playground to a block city in the classroom, or a hideaway made from couch pillows at home. Build and share pictures of children’s creations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #WOYC21 hashtag.

Visit our resources page to learn more on how teamwork develops young children’s social and early literacy skills.

 

Artsy Thursday

Think, problem solve, create! 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. On Artsy Thursday celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making. Use any materials—from crayons to paint, clay to crafts! Create and share photos of your children’s creations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #WOYC21 hashtag.

Visit our resources page for articles on encouraging imagination and creativity in children.

 

Family Friday

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. Share pictures and stories about your family on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #WOYC21 hashtag. 

Visit our resources page celebrations for more ideas on celebrating young children and their families.

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