It’s here! an opportunity to celebrate our youngest learners. What is the Week of the Young Child?
” The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.”
In my classroom, we would do special crafts, have our parents show off their talents like face painting, art projects or we might even do a spirit week. The opportunities to celebrate our young learners, teachers, and families are endless.
This year is different, because of the pandemic, a lot of educators are teaching from home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun.
I have taken the themes from The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and added a few of my ideas for each day. Here is the link with the information- https://www.naeyc.org/events/woyc/overview
Here are the Themes NAEYC suggested with my ideas:
Kick- of Saturday
🌠- Take a Bubble Bath
🌠Reflect on your time in Early Childhood
🌠Finish that project you have been putting off.
✴ Have students bring out pots, pans, and spoons to make some fun music.
Work Together Wednesday
☔- Give each student a time to show you and the class how they work together as a family.
🌈– Let them get creative, with whatever they have around the house!
✨– Have your students draw a family picture. Have each family member add something to the picture. Then have them share it with the class virtually.