The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the importance of quality early learning experiences and acknowledge the educators and caregivers working on behalf of our youngest Idahoans. When young children learn through play and have stable, interactive relationships with adults, they build the social and emotional skills needed to succeed throughout life.
Communities across Idaho are issuing proclamations and hosting events to recognize the Week of the Young Child. We hope you will join the festivities – or use the ideas below to celebrate in your own way!
Celebrate with daily Week of the Young Child themes!
Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. With the rise in childhood obesity, you can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom.
Work Together Wednesday
When children build together, they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Anything can be building material – from branches on the playground to blocks in the classroom or pillows at home.
Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects that allow them to make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands.
Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. Family members are a young children’s first and most important teachers!