Week Of The Young Child

Join us in April 2020 for a fun-filled week celebrating young children and their families with hands-on, collaborative activities encouraging movement and healthy lifestyles through music, food, and art.

Music Monday

On April 13, NAEYC’s 2020 WOYC™ kicks off with Music Monday! When children sing, dance, and listen to music, they develop their language and early literacy skills while being active and encouraging movement. Make up and record your own unique version of a song or write your own, and share it on NAEYC’s Facebook WOYC event page or post to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #woyc20.

Visit our resources page for more Music Monday inspiration!

Tasty Tuesday

On April 14, focus on healthy 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  NAEYC’s Facebook WOYC event page or post to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #woyc20.

Visit our resources page for more ideas on healthy food creations and activities!

Work Together Wednesday

NAEYC’s 2020 WOYC™ rolls along on April 15 with 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 NAEYC’s Facebook WOYC event page or post to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #woyc20.

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

Artsy Thursday

Think, problem solve, create! NAEYC’s WOYC™ continues on April 16 with 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. 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 NAEYC’s Facebook WOYC event page or post to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #woyc20.

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

Family Friday

WOYC™ wraps up with Family Friday on April 17. 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 NAEYC’s Facebook WOYC event page or post to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #woyc20. 

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


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