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WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

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. Florencia Briglie facilitated "Beyond Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Discover new ways to share music with young children!

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.  

 

Work Together Wednesday When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Children can use any building material—from a fort of branches on the playground to a block city in the classroom, or a hideaway made from couch pillows at home.

On “Work Together Wednesday,” Dr. Mansur Choudry facilitated “Collaborative Teaching.” 

Artsy Thursday  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 facilitated "Process Art." 

 

Family Friday 

Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. NAEYC applauds family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers.

On "Family Friday", Jana Cornelius facilitated "Engaging Families in the Early Care and Education Setting."  

 

Don't forget "Kick-off Saturday" - April 1, 2023 -- Things to 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. 

        Amanda Waters leads Artsy Thursday, April 6, 2023.

 

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