"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 80,000 members and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional 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.
NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life. 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." (NAEYC, 22 March 2014).
Here is a link to Walden University's Early Childhood Organization's (WUECO) Facebook page.
Here is a link to an article on the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University's website entitled Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development.
I'm looking forward to celebrating the Week of the Young Child with my students and my nieces and nephews. Thanks, Cissy