The Maine Association of the Education of Young Children (MaineAEYC) asks our state to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child™ (April 24-28, 2017). As part of the national Week of the Young Child™ celebrated across the country, Maine is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives.
MaineAEYC is sponsoring four Week of the Young Child™ festivals. They are all free community events for families of young children.
Saturday, April 22nd, 10am-12pm
East End School
195 North St, Portland, ME 04101
Friday, April 28th, 4-6pm
Educare Central Maine
56 Drummond Ave, Waterville, ME 04901
Saturday, April 29th, 10:30-12:00pm
Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit Meetinghouse
938 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090
Saturday, April 29th, 9am-12pm
Bloomfield Elementary School
140 Academy Circle, Skowhegan, ME
Week of the Young Child™, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including child care and Head Start programs, preschools, and elementary schools, to hold activities to bring awareness to the needs of young children.
Young children and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits to Maine. Week of the Young Child™ is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.