Celebrating Our Youngest Learners


April 11, 2016 (Boise, ID) – Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) asks Idaho to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child™ (April 10-16, 2016). As part of the national Week of the Young Child™ celebrated across the country, Idaho is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives.

“Young children and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits to Idaho,” said Idaho AEYC Executive Director Beth Oppenheimer. “Week of the Young Child™ is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.”

Week of the Young Child™, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country to hold activities to bring awareness to the needs of young children.

Idaho AEYC Taco Tuesday Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 12 - Boise Co-op - 888 W Fort Street, Boise or 2350 N. Eagle Road, Meridian Idaho AEYC is partnering with the Boise Co-op to highlight the importance of healthy eating habits and exercise in young children. Idaho AEYC will receive a portion of the sales from any burrito or hot bar item throughout the day.

National Week of the Young Child Celebration
Saturday, April 16 at 12-3pm - Ann Morrison Park, 1000 North Americana Blvd, Boise Help Idaho AEYC celebrate National Week of the Young Child! This free, family-friendly event offers fun games for children (birth to 8 yrs) and valuable community resources for parents.

For more information on celebrations happening throughout the state, visit idahoaeyc.org/woyc.php.

The nonprofit Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) is dedicated to advancing Idaho's early learning profession and advocating for children and families. The organization was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at idahoaeyc.org