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Week of the Young Child in Montana: Celebrating Our Little Ones

By Early Childhood

From April 8th to April 12th, organizations across the state of Montana are gearing up to celebrate the Week of the Young Child (WOYC), a special time dedicated to honoring and recognizing the early years of childhood. This annual event is a nationwide initiative by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is spearheaded at a state level by the Montana Association for the Education of Young Children (MTAEYC).

The Week of the Young Child is a dedicated time to raise awareness about the crucial significance of early childhood education and development. Communities unite during this week to honor children and the devoted professionals who nurture their growth and learning. Throughout Montana, the Week of the Young Child is commemorated with an abundance of events and activities tailored to engage children, families, educators, and community members alike. From interactive workshops and storytelling sessions to outdoor adventures and family picnics, the week offers a diverse range of opportunities for learning, exploration, and enjoyment.  Themed days include Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Family Friday.

 

Here are examples of fun and exciting activities across Montana:

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You can check out the comprehensive list of WOYC events on the Montana Association for the Education of Young Children (MTAEYC) website here.

If you’re interested in hosting your own WOYC event, you can find more information from the NAEYC website here.

By celebrating the Week of the Young Child, Montana reaffirms its commitment to investing in the well-being and future of its youngest citizens. So let’s come together, celebrate our little ones, and build a brighter future for all!