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During the week we are encouraging families with children birth to age 5 to do activities each day to support early childhood.

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Keith's Pizza

April 2nd-8th! Free kids 8" pizza with purchase. Specify WOYC free kids pizza in instructions box when ordering online or ask for it when ordering in person or on the phone. 

Musical Storytime with Bemidji Parks and Recreation

Monday, April 4th from 10:30-11:15 at the Historic Carnegie Library. Join us for a musical prek program with storytime, musical chairs, and a craft. Registration is FREE. Register online here or call 218-308-3780


Bemidji ECFE Explore and Play

Monday, April 4th from 12:30-2:00 at the Paul Bunyan Center (near the airport). No registration required. Come play in the ECFE classroom and meet new friends. 

Tots on Tuesday at the Headwaters Science Center

Tuesday, April 5th and every Tuesday! Exhibit specially designed for preschoolers. 10:00-5:00pm. Regular rates apply. 

Open Play at the Gym Bin 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:30-12:00 at the Gym Bin. Come play and get some physical activity playing in the open gym on trampolines, mats, the foam pit and more! $5 per child. Discount of $2 per child for ECFE families.  

Bemidji State Park Story Tree Preschool Program 

Thursday, April 7th Dress for the weather, bring a snack and water, and ready to discover nature through stories, crafts, games, and walks. Registration required. Email or call 218-308-2300.

Storytime at Four Pines Bookstore

Free story time at Four Pines Bookstore downtown on Saturday, April 9th 11:00am.

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 51 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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