Week of the Young Child news articles from 2010 are archived here. As this is an archive, please note that some links may no longer be active. For ideas on how to get a newspaper, television station, radio station, or blog to cover your event, see the Event Planning Handbook.
|City of Newark launches 28TH Annual Week of the Young Child with songs and rally in City Hall Rotunda (Blog)
The Daily Newarker
Child and Family Well-Being Director Maria E. Vizcarrondo, Directors of the Newark Early Childhood Community Council, and 100 children from Newark day care centers, launched the City of Newark’s participation in National Week of the Young Child (April 12-16, 2010), at a rally and ceremony held in the City Hall Rotunda this morning. Marking its 28th year, the “Week of the Young Child” honors more than 35 million children nationwide aged between infancy and eight, and the families, teachers, caregivers, and other adults who help children make the most of the opportunities of their early years. “Critical to our childrens’ success is the key relationships they have in their early years with caring adults. Today we are recognizing several long-time child care activists and the municipal employees of Newark’s Office of Children for their commitment and dedication to our children’s health and well-being,” said Mayor Booker in a statement.
|Week of the Young Child kicks off in Albany (GA)
Albany's Mayor kicks off the Week of the Young Child. Flanked by hundreds of children at Albany State University, Mayor Willie Adams proclaimed this the week of the young child in Albany. It's a program spearheaded by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Albany State Early Learning Center, encouraging a better learning relationship between these kids and adults. Albany Mayor Dr. Willie Adams said "When these kids hit first grade, they'll hit first grade running. And you won't have to do a lot of remedial work. This to me is one of the keys to improving education in this community."
|Week honors young children (NC)
The Scotland County Partnership for Children and Families will join hundreds of organizations around the country this week in celebrating The Week of the Young Child. This is an annual celebration that was established in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the world’s largest Early Childhood Education Association. This year’s theme is The Early Years Are Learning Years. The Week of the Young Child brings to attention the needs of young children and their families, while highlighting the early childhood education programs and services available. It is a time to recognize that children’s opportunities are the community’s responsibilities, and to recommit 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 and their later success. The Week of the Young Child is a time to plan how citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation – will better meet the needs of all young children and families.
|Youth art on display (KS)
El Dorado Times
Every year since 1971, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has sponsored the Week of the Young Child. The purpose of this week is to bring attention to the needs of young children and their families. At El Dorado’s Bradford Memorial Library, artwork by children from El Dorado Headstart, Educare, First Baptist Daycare and Preschool, Skelly four-year-old program, Skelly early education, homeschool and the library’s Story Time will be displayed through the end of April in honor of the Week of the Young Child.
|WNMU celebrates Week of the Young Child (NM)
Silver City Sun-News
The Early Childhood Programs at Western New Mexico University will celebrate this year's Week of the Young Child beginning today with a series of events honoring young children and the people in Grant County who teach and support them. This year's theme is "Young Years Are Learning Years." The theme highlights the importance of early education as the foundation for lifelong learning and success. "This week is a special time to remember that the early years of life represent huge opportunities for children," said Terry Anderson, assistant dean for early childhood at WNMU. "As adults, we each have responsibilities to ensure children in our community have access to everything they need to grow and thrive."
|Early learners (MT)
Dozens of preschool-age children were treated to colorful children’s stories at Smith Elementary School on Monday afternoon, and similar gatherings are set for the rest of the week at elementary schools and libraries in the area. This is the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children with the aim of drawing attention to the needs of young children and their families. “Preschool Story Hours” such as the one at Smith Elementary, are part of that effort. “It’s a special treat anytime they get to go see a new place and learn,” said Jane-Morell-Hart, a supervisor at Pete’s Place Childcare Center, who brought children to the story hour.
|Month of the Young Child speaker says, ‘Go out and Play!’ (NY)
In celebration of April as the Month of the Young Child, SUNY Fredonia is welcoming Dr. Sandra Waite-Stupiansky, an advocate for childhood playtime, will share a lecture titled, "PLAY...It's Food for the Brain," on Thursday, in 209 McEwen Hall. The 6:45 p.m. seminar focuses on the importance that childhood play has on the learning, physical development and social abilities of children as they grow and mature. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Waite-Stupiansky, a professor in the Department of Early Childhood and Special Education at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, shares the philosophy of this year's Month of the Young Child theme, "Early Years are Learning Years."
|ChildCare Education Institute Offers Child Care Staff Professional Development in Honor of NAEYC's Week of the Young Child (NAT)
During NAEYC's 2010 Week of the Young Child, child care staff can access CCEI's professional development library, at no cost. In the United States, an estimated 550,000 staff members provide early care and education to 2.4 million young children in child care centers. Many of these child care staff lack the education and training necessary to provide high-quality care. Studies have shown that children receiving high-quality early care perform better in school. The amount of education and training attained by a child care provider is the strongest predictor for the provider's ability to offer high-quality care to children. "ChildCare Education Institute is committed to offering child care professionals relevant and up-to-date training that provides the knowledge necessary for high-quality care. NAEYC's 2010 Week of the Young Child is an opportunity for CCEI and child care staff to support the development of young children through increased teacher training," said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. "Many teachers work long days and find it difficult to attend training classes. Online coursework gives them the flexibility to take courses when traditional courses are not offered."
|Early Years Are Learning Years - Celebrate Week of the Young Child (CA)
A celebration is about to roll out that honors young children and all those who make a difference in the lives of young children. The California Cascade Association for the Education of Young Children (CCAEYC) and First 5 Shasta proudly celebrate the Week of the Young Child, April 10-17, 2010 with more than 25 local events and activities. Shasta County joins communities nationwide with a week-long focus on young children and the enormous possibilities that lay before them when we invest early in their health, education, and overall well-being.
|United Way of Central Missouri Early Childhood Advisory Committee Lincoln University-Capitol City Assn. for the Education of Young Children (MO)
The United Way of Central Missouri Early Childhood Advisory Committee and the Lincoln University- Assn. for the Education of Young Children, along with hundreds of local organizations around the country, will celebrate Week of the Young Child, April 11-17, 2010. Week of the Young Child honors more than 35 million children from birth through age eight in America, and the families, teachers, child care providers, and other adults who help children make the most of the opportunities during their early years.Locally, Early Childhood Educators, Students and Child Care Providers will celebrate Week of the Young Child beginning April 10, 2010 with a Children’s Stroll downtown. Our theme for the week of the Young Child is “Early Years are Learning Years”. The stroll will begin at 10 am, with formation at 9:45 am at St. Peter Church.
|County libraries mark the Week of the Young Child (NJ)
Greater Media Newspapers
To celebrate the Week of the Young Child, April 11-17, join the Monmouth County Library’s Baby Storytime Sessions and take a chance on receiving a free goodie bag of baby books and early literacy information. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The purpose of the week is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, and to recognize the programs and services that meet those needs. The theme this year is Early Years Are Learning Years.
|Media advisory for April 6-8 Celebrate Children statewide tour (WI)
The Celebrate Children Foundation, the Madison-based nonprofit partner of Wisconsin communities working to create best-in-class early learning systems, today announced that Mary Anne Snyder, its founding president, and Jim Leonhart, its executive vice president, on April 6-8 will tour early childhood centers in six Wisconsin cities. The Celebrate Children tour comes just a week before the national observance of “The Week of the Young Child.” The week is organized annually by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to honor young children, and thank teachers and all those who make a difference in young children’s lives.
|Week of the Young Child (WOYC) (Blog)
Looking on to April, as we anticipate the new blooms around the corner, we often turn our thoughts to renewal and the future. What better way to celebrate the spirit of renewal than by participating in the annual Week of the Young Child (WOYC), April 11th - 17th, that honors young children and their teachers. Each year the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) sponsors the week long event to raise awareness of issues in early childhood. This year's theme is "Early Years Are Learning Years."
|Children’s event grows (WV)
The Martinsburg Mall was the site for family fun Saturday as the local Regional Education Service Agency's 15th annual Children's Day event took place, drawing in nearly 800 children. "This is sort of like our local celebration for young children," said Diane Ansari, director of the RESA 8 Head Start, Early Head Start and prekindergarten programs. Ansari explained that the event is held yearly in conjunction with The Week of the Young Child, established by The National Association for the Education of Young Children. "This event started years ago as very small, with a few organizations," Ansari said. "We created it because we wanted to honor all the kids in the area and every year, it seems to grow larger. This year was very special because it was our biggest turnout yet."
|Young at heart (CA)
Morris Daily Herald
Step By Step Child Care Center will participate in the Week of the Young Child, April 12-16. The theme this year is “Early Years Are Learning Years.” Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families. It also aims to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. NAEYC recognizes that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life.
|Children’s Museums Augment Early Childhood Care and Education (NAT)
Hand to Hand - Association of Children’s Museum
Cheryl DeWelt Robinson
Children’s museums can use the Week of the Young Child, a nationwide celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), to build partnerships with early learning institutions in the community. During one week every April, organizations around the country arrange community events to recognize young children. Planned local events can raise awareness of museum programs and services, help connect caregivers and parents to the museum, educate caregivers about early learning standards and decrease cultural barriers to museum attendance.
|College Of The Canyons Hosts Seventh Annual Children's Play Day (CA)
In honor of the Week of the Young Child, College of the Canyons and the Southern California Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (SCVAEYC) will host the seventh annual ‘Play Day,' offering free, developmentally appropriate, activities for children in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys. Established in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association, the Week of the Young Child brings to attention to the needs of young children and their families, while highlighting the early childhood education programs and services available to meet those needs. "The Play Day provides quality play experiences for children while bringing our community together," said Wendy Ruiz, director of Infant/Toddler programs at the college's Center for Early Childhood Education and chair of the Santa Clarita SCVAEYC.
|Week of the Young Child Celebrates With Countywide Events! (OR)
Deschutes County Government
On Monday, April 12, child advocates throughout Deschutes County will launch a weeklong series of events and activities to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. The week of festivities is part of a national effort to raise awareness about early childhood programs and education, literacy, early health screenings, nurturing, parental bonding, and positive caregiver relationships. For the first time, activities will take place throughout Bend, Redmond, La Pine and Sisters. "The entire week is about bringing families together to play and learn at the same time," said Lolly Nelson, member of the Deschutes County Commission on Children and Families and event organizer. "It's remarkable to see local agencies and businesses rally around young children to create such a rich and engaging series of events. Our goal is to get as many families involved as possible."
COC hosts 7th annual children’s Play Day (CA)