NEWBERRY — The National Association for the Education of Young Children recognizes one month each year to honor young children, thank teachers, and all those who make a difference in children’s lives.
On April 24, Mayor Foster Senn signed a proclamation designating April 24-28 as the “Week of the Young Child in Newberry County.”
Young children and their families need and depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits to Newberry, South Carolina. The “Week of the Young Child” is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy.
It is a time to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to over 300 local, state, and regional affiliates. NAEYC encourages state and local affiliates, early childhood programs, and organizations who work on behalf of young children, to plan events that will bring the community together to celebrate the young child.
Teachers, childcare providers, and families can continue the celebration of the young child by sharing special activities with children throughout the week. These activities could include Music Monday (sing, dance, celebrate, and learn); Tasty Tuesday (healthy eating and fitness at home and school); Work Together Wednesday (work together, build together, learn together); Artsy Thursday (think, problem-solve, create); and Family Friday (share family stories).