Every year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrates the Week of the Young Child (WOTYC) in April. This year, the WOYTC celebration is April 12-16, 2021 and it’s also the 50th Anniversary.
We’re excited to celebrate Week of the Young Child within our Head Start program. Our Early Head Start and Head Start classrooms throughout Williamson and Burnet Counties serve hundreds of children and their families every year, providing an opportunity for all children to succeed in school and in life. WOTYC allows us to celebrate all that we teach our young children in Head Start, whether it be music, art, health and wellness, or academics.
What Is WOYC?
The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 51 Affiliates.
The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. 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 12 – Music Monday *Thank you to H-E-B Plus! in Leander for donating plastic eggs and beans for this activity!*
April 13 – Tasty Tuesday *Thank you to Sonic in Georgetown for donating ice cream coupons for our kiddos!*
April 14 – Wishing Well Wednesday
April 15 – Thankful Thursday
April 16 – Family Fun Friday
Donate Amazon Wish List Items
Help us fulfill needs from our Head Start sites by purchasing from our Amazon Wish List. Scan the QR Code below! For instance, our playgrounds need many new materials, like tricycles, balls, and sand toys. View our wish list here.