Celebrating the potential of Arlington’s youngest learners
April 9-13, 2018
About the National Campaign
The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association.
The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) laid the foundation for children’s success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.
Watch for our yard signs at each event location! Some events require pre-registration or are first-come, first-served. We recommend that you plan ahead.
For more information and to get involved contact the Office of Early Childhood Education using the Contact Us link on the left.