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. Join us in celebrating NAEYC's 50th Anniversary of Week of the Young Child®! Saturday, April 10th- Kickoff Saturday Monday, April 12th- Music Monday Tuesday, April 13th- Tasty Tuesday Wednesday, April 14th- Work Together Wednesday Thursday, April 15th- Artsy Thursday Friday, April 16th- Family Friday 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. Why focus on young children and early childhood programs? Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children's earliest years in shaping their learning and development. The Week of the Young Child® is a time to recognize that children's opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment—at home, at child care, at school, and in the community—that will promote their early learning. For additional information, email or call 910-893-2344.