Week of the Young Child

Date(s) - 04/12/21 - 04/16/21
12:00 am

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First established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in 1971, the Week of the Young Child is an opportunity 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 is the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 51 Affiliates. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Week of the Young Child. UMKC, School of Education’s Lab School, The Edgar L. and Rheta A. Berkley Child and Family Development Center is accredited by NAEYC Accreditation | NAEYC

During the COVID-19 pandemic, early childhood educators were recognized as essential workers. Those of us who have dedicated our career-long service to the early education profession, we understand that children’s educators have always been essential. Please join us in celebrating and honoring our communities’ families, young children, their current educators AND their future educators!