We all understand that the education of young children should be a priority at all times, but it’s important to push it to the forefront through a focused celebration. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) does just that when they annually encourage engagement in “The Week of the Young Child”. This national celebration focuses public attention on the needs of children and their families. While recognizing the early childhood educators and programs that meet those needs day in and day out.
This years #WOYC16 runs from April 10 – 17 with the theme “Celebrating Our Youngest Learners!”
Programs all over Maine are celebrating this week.
Many programs celebrate within their classroom, while others work to engage the wider community.
Programs in Wells and Kennebunk worked together to engage their wider community by sharing artwork from children in early childhood education programs around their communities.
The displays are up in community business to be viewed thru the week.