Join us for a free, family-friendly outdoor event with something for the whole family; fun for the kids (birth – 8 years) and valuable community resources for the parents. Connect with community programs and businesses to learn about summer camps, after-school programs, early literacy, healthy eating, child care, fishing licenses and more! Crafts, kid’s zumba, bicycle rodeo, obstacle courses and fishing games are just a few activities planned.

Idaho AEYC, the Idaho Botanical Garden and Treasure Valley AEYC are partnering to host this fun event!

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This family-friendly, community event provides child care programs, home-based providers, nonprofits and local businesses with a fun marketing opportunity to reach hundreds of families. Register for a booth to support our young children and gain new business.

Reserve a Booth



Check out our slideshow from the 2016 celebration!

Watch the aerial video.

  2016 Statewide Celebrations

Taco Tuesday Fundraiser

When: April 12, 2016
Where: Boise Co-op (North End & The Village), Boise,  ID

Order any burrito or hot bar item
and the Boise Co-op will donate a portion of your sales to Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children!

Idaho AEYC is the leading voice promoting high-quality early learning for young children and families in Idaho. Early learning is a key component for a child’s healthy development, success in school and throughout life.

Download Cooking with children.


Eastern Idaho AEYC Spring Training

When: April 9, 2016, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Southeastern Idaho Public Health, 1901 Alvin Ricken Dr, Pocatello, ID

Providers can pick from three training tracks; The Director and Owner Track, The Health Track, or The Developmental Track.  Read more.


North Idaho AEYC Events

2016 Week of the Young Child Art Show

When: April 10-16, 2016
Where: Coeur d’Alene, ID

Children bring such amazing imagination and expression to their artwork. Come celebrate Week of the Young Child by participating in this year’s art show.  Read more.


Handwriting Without Tears: Getting Set for School

When: April 21, 2016, 6 - 8 pm
Where: Harding Family Center, Coeur d'Alene, ID

North Idaho AEYC is offering Handwriting Without Tears: Getting Set for School, IdahoSTARS Approved Training, presented by: Christina Sears, M.S. Occupational Therapist.  Read more.


Treasure Valley AEYC Events

Week of the Young Child Celebration

When: Saturday April 16, 2016, 12 - 3 pm
Where: Ann Morrison Park, Boise, ID

TV AEYC is joining with Idaho AEYC to celebrate National Week of the Young Child. This FREE, Family Friendly and FUN event will offer games, arts and crafts, and useful information for parents.  Read more.


Treasure Valley AEYC 2016 Spring Conference

When: April 22, 2016, 1 - 5 pm & April 23, 2016, 9 am - 4 pm
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites, Boise, ID

TV AEYC is honored to host nationally renowned author, presenter, and long time early childhood professional Jeff A. Johnson for a special two day conference.  Read more.


2016 Public Service Announcement

Idaho AEYC is proud to partner with Idaho Public Television on the filming of our 2016 Week of the Young Child PSA.


2015 Week of the Young Child PSA

Idaho AEYC is proud to partner with Boise State President Bob Kustra, Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas and University of Idaho President Chuck Staben on the filming of our 2015 Week of the Young Child PSA.

City of Boise WOYC Proclamation
April 13, 11am, Office of the Mayor, Boise City Hall, 150 N Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID

Mayor David Bieter will proclaim April 12-18, 2015 Week of the Young Child™ in Boise.

Idaho AEYC Taco Tuesday Fundraiser
April 14, 4-8pm, Downtown Boise Chipotle, 305 S 6th St, Boise, ID

Teachers and families play a key role in teaching young children to make healthy choices. On April 14, Idaho AEYC is partnering with Downtown Boise Chipotle to highlight the importance of healthy eating habits and exercise. Chipotle will donate 50% of their sales, from 4-8pm, to support early learning in Idaho. Tell the cashier you're supporting Idaho AEYC! Download Cause An Effect flyer.

View Map of Chipotle Mexican Grill

State of Idaho WOYC Proclamation
April 15, 12pm, Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 West Jefferson Street, fourth floor, Boise, ID

Lieutenant Governor of Idaho Brad Little will proclaim April 12-18, 2015 Week of the Young Child™ in Idaho.

National Week of the Young Child Celebration
April 18, 12-3pm, Ann Morrison Park, Boise, ID

Let’s get together and celebrate National Week of the Young Child! This FREE, Family Friendly and FUN event will offer interactive games for children up to 8 and useful information for their parents.

Arts, crafts, kid’s zumba and yoga, sport camp games and more activities will be offered by child care providers and businesses from around the valley. Bring your child’s bike for the bicycle rodeo! See a Boise Fire Department fire engine up close and meet a Boise Police Department K-9! Join us!

Download National WOYC Celebration flyer.

View Map of Ann Morrison Park

NIAEYC Week of the Young Child Art Show
April 12-18, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Come celebrate Week of the Young Child by participating in this year’s art show. Times and locations will be given to participants by March 27 for set up of artwork. Download WOYC Art Show flyer.

NIAEYC Week of the Young Child Ice Cream Social
April 15, 6-7:30pm, Harding Family Center Gym
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Please join us for ice cream! The social is a chance to network and connect with other members and professionals in our field, as well as to celebrate the Week of the Young Child 2015. Download WOYC Ice Cream Social flyer.

SRAEYC Week of the Young Child Children’s Day Out
April 13, 11am-1pm, Boys and Girls Club, 999 Frontier Road, Twin Falls, ID

The Snake River AEYC will be hosting a Children’s Day Out event on Monday, April 13th. This is a FREE event for children ages 0-8, accompanied by an adult! Come enjoy our FREE child-oriented activities: (activity booths, jump-house, lunch, and lots more).

View Map of Boys & Girls Club

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. The week 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.

Here are some other ways you can celebrate during April and the rest of the year:

  • Give the gift of gratitude! Thank teachers, parents and caregivers.
  • Support local, state and federal initiatives.
  • Have your voice heard! Contact your legislators and share your thoughts about the importance of early childhood education.