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April 12, 2010
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NAEYC reminds communities that Early Years are Learning Years during Week of the Young Child
Hundreds of local and state Affiliates of NAEYC, NAEYC-Accredited programs and families participate in Week of the Young Child events around the country
(Washington, D.C.) – As part of the national Week of the Young Child (April 11-17) celebrated across the country, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives. This year’s theme is Early Years are Learning Years. “
All young children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences that will prepare them for school, work and life, and we all have a great opportunity to do our part to help young children,” said Mark R. Ginsberg, executive director of NAEYC.
Week of the Young Child 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 local communities, and our nation. 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.
Visit www.naeyc.org/woyc to see examples of what people are doing around the country to celebrate our young children!
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has nearly 90,000 members worldwide. The association is the largest and most influential advocate for early care and education in the United States.
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Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.