The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration by the National Association for the education of young children. The week is meant to draw attention to the needs of young children and their families to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. 2021 is the 50th anniversary of the celebration and it is April 10-16.
The Village Early Childhood center and its volunteers and supporters, in conjunction with the National Association for the education of Young Children, are celebrating the Week of the Young Child. Teachers, caregivers, and others who make a difference in the lives of young children in our community deserve thanks and recognition. Public policies that support early learning for all young children are crucial to the future of these children.
“We want to encourage all citizens to work together to make an investment in early childhood here in Osceola and the greater community,” said Crystal Hanson Co-Director of the Village Early Childhood Center.
The week is a time to plan how the citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation, will better meet the needs of all young children and their families. The following is the list of theme days for the week:
• Music Monday
• Tasty Tuesday
• Work together Wednesday
• Artsy Thursday
• Family Friday
“Some things we are doing are an interactive hallway to get the kids moving, having families come and eat a meal with their child, having a musical parade in the building, dress up theme days and creating a lot of fun memories,” said Hanson.