Arlington Week of the Young Child

Celebrating the Potential of Arlington’s Youngest Learners

Throughout the week of April 8 -12, 2019, APS will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. 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.

View the Calendar of Events for 2019
English WOYC Flyer 2019  | Spanish  WOYC Flyer 2019

About the National Week of the Young Child™ 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 additional information or questions, please contact the Office of Early Childhood Education at 703-228-8632 or rita.pascual@apsva.us.