Week of the Young Child


The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the NAEYC celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.

More information about Week of the Young Child™ can be found here.

View Governor Whitmer’s 2023 Proclamation for Week of the Young Child™ here.

Michigan AEYC encourages individuals and programs to celebrate young children year-round, not only during the Week of the Young Child™, April 6-12, 2024.

Ways to Celebrate Week of the Young Child in Michigan:

  • Download the Press Release here.
  • Download Ten Ways to Celebrate here.
  • Download this April calendar of family activities here.
    • Print it out and distribute it to your families.
    • Create a display to highlight the family photos you receive.
  • Celebrate Diversity!  Download ideas here.
  • Celebrate Tasty Tuesday with the Carrot Crunch Resource Guide here.
  • Check out these resources from our partner collaboration with Build Up Michigan & Early On Michigan:
  • Download a special Week of the Young Child Zoom background to use for all your virtual meetings and events here.
  • Request your local elected officials join in! Download a Local Proclamation template here. Learn more about contacting your local officials here.
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