By Carla Heppert | Monday, April 5, 2021
Children and Youth Partnership, Celebrate the Week of the Young Child 2021

The week of April 10-16, 2021 is the Week of the Young Child (WOYC)! The Week of the Young Child® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children's earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet, never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing.

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.

Join us April 10-16 as we celebrate the Week of the Young Child in Dare County! As you plan your WOYC celebrations, don’t forget to share photos and videos of your celebration activities with CYP on our Facebook page ( or by emailing them to Sharing will enter you into daily raffles for prizes throughout the week!*

Need some ideas for ways to celebrate the Week of the Young Child in your classroom/home? Visit WOYC Activity Resources | NAEYC or check out some of the links below!

Music Monday:

Tasty Tuesday:

Work Together Wednesday:

Artsy Thursday:

Family Friday:

*By posting video and/or photos as part of WOYC, you are representing that you have written permission from each person in the video and/or photos, and if a child, written permission from the child's parent or legal guardian, to post the video and/or photos and use the likeness of such person therein. By posting the video and/or photos, you grant CYP and NAEYC the right to use the video and/or photo and/or any portion thereof in any manner it so chooses, including, without limitation, posting or sharing the video on CYP and NAEYC's website, Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter account.*