Week of the Young Child™
Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children's earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet, never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to recognize that children's opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment—at home, at child care, at school, and in the community—that will promote their early learning. Families depend on the high-quality early care and education that helps young children get a great start and brings lasting benefits to Maine.
MaineAEYC plans to sponsor Week of the Young Child™ festivals in April 2019. Families with young children are invited to come enjoy these free community events and connect with educators and legislators.
NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.
April 8-12, 2019
Early Childhood Day at the statehouse
Children’s activities, snacks, early childhood policy information, awards for Children’s Champions, opportunities for educators and parents to connect with legislators and tour the State House. Stay tuned for more information!
June 5, 2019
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