Week of the Young Child
Let’s celebrate young children! The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration of young children that takes place every April in Shasta County and all across the nation. A new collection of events and activities is available each year for families and all community members. The Week of the Young Child was established in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to recognize that early childhood years lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life. One week each April is selected by the NAEYC to conduct the celebration. Communities across the nation develop unique, local celebrations, all uniting for the purpose of:
- Bringing public attention to the early education needs of children
- Honoring young children…and those that care for them!