Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual, nationwide celebration that focuses public attention on the needs of our youngest children and their families, and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. This year, the Week of the Young Child is April 16th through 20th. Idaho AEYC is organizing events throughout the state in observation, culminating in our Week of the Young Child Celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. The free event is focused on connecting parents with quality community resources. 

We are currently seeking vendors and sponsors for the event!

Each vendor booth will offer an activity that fits within one of the Week of the Young Child's daily themes – Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday and Family Friday. Last year, children worked on coloring projects, tried out new gymnastics moves, learned how to cast a fishing line, played musical instruments and much more. Attendees also enjoy live music and performances on our celebration stage. The Idaho Botanical Garden will be open for the community to explore during the event. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available in limited quantities due to the exclusivity of advertising space. Sponsorships may include a website banner, print and social media marketing, priority location within the event, gift bag printing and more. 

Here are just some of the highlights from last year: 

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Learn More