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Celebrate young children and those who care and work with them during this week! We encourage families and caregivers to check out Week of the Young Child's Theme Days and spend time together each day doing some of these activities! 

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A HUGE Thank You to our 
2023 Week of the Young Child Community Partners 

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What is Week of the Young Child?


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.

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.


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