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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 recognize that children’s opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment—at home, at child care, at school, and in the community—that will promote their early learning.

Annual Scholastic Book Fair-

Child picking books from book fair Clifford Visitng our center

Family Involvement-

Parent assisting in making an art activity

Community Involvement-

Ronald McDonald visiting center for fundraiser for Ronals McDonald House

Event for Families-

parents visiting child made art gallery


Children celebrating

school bus

Leadership lived

University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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