Week of the Young Child
The Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is an annual celebration of young children that takes place every April in Shasta County and in communities across the nation. WOYC recognizes how the early years of childhood form a foundation for children’s success in school and in life. A new collection of events and activities is available each year for children, families, and all community members to enjoy.
The Week of the Young Child was established in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association. The NAEYC identifies one week in April for communities to develop unique, local celebrations, all uniting for the purpose of:
- Bringing public attention to the needs of young children and their families.
- Recognizing the early childhood programs, services, and investments that meet those needs.
Special Thanks to KIXE for outstanding television support of Week of the Young Child 2017!
Thanks to our 2017 radio partner KWCA Mix 101.1 for outstanding support!
Questions? Contact First 5 Shasta’s WOYC facilitator Megan Johnson
Get Involved: Shasta WOYC
NAEYC Information and Tools: NAEYC WOYC