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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child

National Association for the Education of Young Children

The Week of the Young Child™ is a national celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to focus public attention on learning opportunities for young children, their families, and the educators and other professionals who serve them.

NAEYC encourages state and local Affiliates, early childhood programs, and organizations that work on behalf of young children to plan WOYC events to bring your community together.

Celebrate with us and learn more about NAEYC’S Week of the Young Child! Still planning? Visit our website at for a variety of resources. We encourage you to use these materials as creatively as possible.

  • Event Planning Handbook — includes ideas to help plan your event, customizable templates such as a proclamation template, and a guide to media outreach
  • Online Tools and Tips — includes additional WOYC themes, graphics, and activity resources
  • Online Interactive Map — add your event to our map to display what is planned in your community
  • Resources — a selection of NAEYC resources you can adapt to your needs

NAEYC, its members, and those caring for children in homes, centers, and classrooms everyday are a powerful combination. Together, we are helping to build the next generation of our nation’s leaders!

Follow NAEYC via Twitter using #WOYC, Facebook, and Pinterest to show us how you celebrate!



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