NAEYC Presents: Week of the Young Child

Child Development Laboratory is celebrating the NAEYC “Week of the Young Child”

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is 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 of the Young Child 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. Events for the week are listed below:

  • Monday, April 7, 10 a.m.  – “Music & Movement

o    Guest Reader-Dr. Valerie McMillan - associate professor, Child Development and Family Studies

  • Tuesday, April 8, 10 a.m. - “Agricultural Day”

o    Guest Reader - Dr. Antoine Alston- Interim Associate Dean and Dr. Chastity English, adjunct assistant professor, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

  • Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m. –“Literacy Day”

o    Guest Author – Mrs. Kelly Starling-Lyons, Starlyte Media Group

  • Thursday, April 10 – “Nutrition Day”

o    Guest Reader - Dr. Valerie Giddings, associate professor/chairperson, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Dr. Radiah C. Minor, assistant professor, Department of Animal Sciences at 10 a.m.

  • Friday, April 11 - Field Day - “Creative Expression Day” (coordinated by the fathers)

o    The Field Day is in celebration of the ending of our “Week of the Young Child”.