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April 3-7, 2023

To register for OKAEYC Week of the Young Child Training Sessions - all at no cost, and offered from 6-8 p.m. each evening, please see below!


Music Monday

Music Monday is more than singing and dancing, it’s a way to encourage children to be active while developing their early literacy skills and having fun with friends and family!

On "Music Monday", Mrs. Florence Briglie will facilitate "Beyond Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Discover new ways to share music with young children!

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Tasty Tuesday

Tasty Tuesday isn’t just about eating your favorite snacks together. It’s also about cooking together and connecting math with literacy skills and science while introducing ways to incorporate healthy habits into children’s lifestyles.  

On Tasty Tuesday, Caitlin Walker will facilitate a session focusing on teaching self-control, well-being, growth and change via "Tasty Tuesday, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

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Work Together Wednesday

When children build together they experience teamwork and develop their social and early literacy skills. Grab some materials and create! 

On “Work Together Wednesday,” Dr. Mansur Choudry will facilitate “Collaborative Teaching.” Learn more about the importance of working with other professionals to optimize the child’s development!

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Artsy Thursday  -- We're sorry, but registration for this training is now closed. 

Children develop creativity, social skills, and fine muscles with open-ended art projects that let them make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands.

On "Artsy Thursday", Amanda Waters will facilitate "Process Art." Explore the significance of arts vs. crafts in this fun, interactive class!


Offered at Oklahoma Assn. for Education of Young Children/Oklahoma Assn. of Community Action Agencies office building

605 Centennial Boulevard, Edmond, OK 73013

Family Friday 

Family members are young children’s first and most important teachers. But they can be advocates too, having seen firsthand the importance of affordable, high-quality child care and preschool provided by early childhood educators who are prepared, supported, and compensated for the skilled, valuable, and essential work they do each day.

On "Family Friday", Jana Cornelius will facilitate "Engaging Families in the Early Care and Education Setting." This training will help you acquire the tools and resources needed to help families in their child's educational journey. 

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Don't forget "Kick-off Saturday" - April 1, 2023 -- Things you can do on Kick-off Saturday:

  •  Post a video, blog, or social media post sharing why you celebrate Week of the Young Child and what you do to prepare

  •  Plan a virtual event with your social media community

  •  Share your local proclamation

  •  Take some time for yourself, reorganize, and re-energize so that you’re ready for the week ahead

  •  Create a dancing playlist for Music Monday

  •  Search your kitchen for ingredients for your Tasty Tuesday activity

  •  For Work Together Wednesday, work with other educators in your program to draft a group letter to your elected officials, emphasizing the need to #InvestinECE

  •  Gather your arts and crafts for Artsy Thursday

  •  Draft an email to parents explaining what they should expect during #WOYC and how they can prepare for your Family Friday activities.

Visit our resources page for more inspiration.

By participating in this event and posting video and/or photos, you are representing that you have written permission from each person in the video and/or photos, and if a child, written permission from the child’s parent or legal guardian, to post the video and/or photos and use the likeness of such person therein. By posting the video and/or photos, you grant NAEYC the right to use the video and/or photo and/or any portion thereof in any manner it so chooses, including, without limitation, posting or sharing the video on NAEYC’s website, Facebook page or Twitter account. 


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