April 24–28, 2017

Join the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC) for a process art party to celebrate NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child! Click HERE to view more information on the art party celebration.

Sample Week of Young Child Festivities from Kimberly Reinhard, NVAEYC WOYC chair:

  • Ideas for families and the teachers. Click HERE to view more information on the festivities.
  • Teacher addendum. Click HERE to view more information on the teacher addendum.
What is the Week of the Young Child?
The Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

What is the purpose of the WOYC?
The purpose of the WOYC is to focus public attention on the needs of young and their families and recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs at the local, state, and federal levels. The WOYC is a time to plan how we - as citizens of a community, state, and nation - will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.

Start planning!
The following link provides answers to frequently asked questions, provides general guidance, includes suggestions from celebrations of previous years, etc.

What Are Your Plans for the WOYC?
Contact NVAEYC at or share information on the NVAEYC Facebook page.

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