For Immediate Release:
April 23, 2012
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Communities around the Nation Celebrate NAEYC’s
Week of the Young Child™
Hundreds of NAEYC Affiliates, early childhood programs, community organizations, and families participate in events around the country
WASHINGTON—This week hundreds of groups and individuals around the country are celebrating the Week of the Young Child, originated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Week of the Young Child is an annual event that draws public attention to the needs of young children and their families and recognizes the accomplishments of programs and communities in providing high-quality early childhood development and learning experiences. Around the nation, events and activities will be held in child care and Head Start programs, schools, libraries, and other settings.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.