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Week of the Young Child 2021

Show Us Your Hashtag! #WOYC2021

Family Connections is marking the 50th Anniversary of the National Association of the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child with the tradition of doing themed days this week, April 10-16th. This is the 50th year highlighting the importance of high-quality early childhood experiences.

Grandparents, parents, foster parents, and early childhood teachers are encouraged to join the festivities online through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and share their unique take on each day’s prompt with the label #WOYC2021.

Here are ideas to help you participate each day

  • Music Monday
  • Tasty Tuesday
  • Work Together Wednesday
  • Artsy Thursday
  • Family Friday

What’s in it for you and the kiddos? Activities around these themes keep children active and engaged in developing literacy, math, healthy habits, science, social and emotional learning as well as feeling a sense of belonging and connectedness to their communities. You’re setting them up for a good life!

Children who have high-quality experiences in early childhood go on to need fewer intervention services, graduate high school, obtain higher-paying jobs, and have long-term relationships. Additionally, they experience fewer negative outcomes such as addiction, mental health complications, and incarceration.

If a family missed the Great Falls Kick-Off Event with Preschool Expo Drive-Thru, please stop by the office this week at 202 2nd Ave S in Great Falls to pick up an activity bag. The office is open M-F 8 am-4 pm.