Week of the Young Child Day 4 (Thursday, April 6th)
Child CareParenting Tip
The Week of the Young Child is a week-long celebration of early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. Each day of the week is dedicated to a specific theme that highlights the unique talents, abilities, and needs of young children.
Visit a museum or invite an artist to your setting. Support children’s understanding of art by exposing them to the people who create it. Arrange to take your group to the local museum, or locate an artist to visit and speak with them about their creative process.
Make a community masterpiece. Set up bulletin board or butcher paper in a common area, along with markers, crayons, or colored pencils, and invite children, families, caregivers, specialists, and other guests in your setting to draw on it.
Decorate T-shirts. Invite families to bring in a plain T-shirt for each child. Set out fabric markers or fabric paints for children to decorate their T-shirts. Once the shirts are dry, choose a special date for everyone to wear them.