Week of the Young Child 

April 11-17, 2020

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 80,000 members and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional 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. NAEYC 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 life. The Week of the Young Child™ 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.

Celebrate with us!

Music Monday! 

Sing, dance, celebrate and learn

Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills – All while having fun and being active! So have some fun with your children. Make up and record your own unique version of a song or write your own, and share it on our Partnership for Children’s Facebook Page and use the hashtags, #Champions4Children #woyc20 #MusicMonday.

Ideas for Music Monday

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Tasty Tuesday 

ealthy eating and fitness at home and school

This fun, food-themed day is about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. With the rise in childhood obesity, you can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom. Create your own healthy snacks and share the recipes and photos of your creations on Partnership for Children’s Facebook Page using the hashtags #Champions4Children #woyc20 #TastyTuesday.

Ideas for Tasty Tuesday 

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Work Together Wednesday 

Work together, build together, learn together

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 Partnership for Children’s Facebook Page using the hashtags #Champions4Children #woyc20 #WorkTogetherWednesday.

Ideas for Work Together Wednesday

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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 a photos of your children’s creations on Partnership for Children’s Facebook Page using the hashtags #Champions4Children #woyc20 #ArtsyThursday.

Ideas for Artsy Thursday

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Family Friday 

Sharing family stories

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  Partnership for Children’s Facebook Page using the hashtags #Champions4Children #woyc20 #FamilyFriday.

Ideas for Family Friday

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14th Annual Regional Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect Conference Saturday April 18, 2020

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Partnership for Children’s (PFC) 14th Annual Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect (PCAN) Conference will focus on Connecting the Pieces: Human Trafficking – Trauma – Self Care .

Information and Registration Coming Soon!