The 2009 Week of the Young Child begins this Sunday April 19th, and runs through Saturday April 25th. This annual celebration is a chance to focus on the lives of very young children (and those who care for them) while informing the public about the importance of early childhood programs and services. This year’s theme is “Bring Communities Together for Children— Children Bring Communities Together.” The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) sponsor’s the event and provides much more information on their website.
WECA and their local affiliate, the Dane County Association for the Education of Young Children, will be joining the Madison Children’s Museum on Tuesday, April 21st for their Week of the Young Child Open House. The event will take place from 6pm-8pm and will offer free workshops and resources to young children and their families. WECA staff member Peggy Haack will be hosting a workshop from 7:30pm-8pm entitled “Finding Our Voices as Advocates.” You can read more about the event here.
Activities are taking place all week across Wisconsin! For a list of events please visit our website.