Week of the Young Child (April 11-17, 2020), an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is just around the corner. Childcare Resources believes in the value of a high quality early education, and we hope you will join us this year as we spotlight the importance of providing our youngest neighbors with the best start to succeed in school and life.
Music Monday: Studies have shown that listening to music can help boost a child’s self-esteem and social skills, and even help them focus. Consider checking out The Learning Station for developmentally appropriate activities and videos to help your child learn through music! Check out these 10 ways you can use music to boost your child’s development from home.
Tasty Tuesday: On Tasty Tuesday, try making a delicious recipe with your children! Studies show that teaching young children how to help in the kitchen can encourage strong language skills and basic math concepts. Kids Health from Nemours can help you get started here.
Work Together Wednesday: Children are able to learn the importance of working together from a young age. Encourage your children to explore, create, and learn through basic activities around the house. Click here to check out a few ideas from NAEYC. Another way we can Work Together is to consider inviting a friend to support Childcare Resources through a one-time gift, in honor of someone they love, or to check out the resources on our website for parents and child care providers as we work together to provide brighter futures for the children and families we serve each and every day.
Artsy Thursday: Inspire children to use their imagination and creativity on Artsy Thursday! Get inspired by clicking here to check out some of the creative submissions from 2019 Artsy Thursday from preschools all over the country.
Family Friday: Use Family Friday to focus on engaging families to support our youngest learners. Parents and families are children’s first teachers. Click here for a few ideas to support the development and learning of the children in your care through engaging the family.
“There is so much that children learn as they sing, cook together, build together, create art, and celebrate with their families.”
We hope you will participate in Week of the Young Child as we work together to build a healthy start for the future of our community! For questions or more information about how you can get involved with Childcare Resources in honor of Week of the Young Child, contact Morgan Emahiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Week of the Young Child, click here.