Week of the Young Child

Week of the Young Child Sate the Date April 1-7, 2023


The Week of the Young Child, April 1-7, 2023, is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)Maine Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC) and the Maine Department of Education support this annual celebration by offering resources and creative ideas to engage young children and families.  For events planned by MEAYC check out their events page.  For more resources about WOYC, visit each organizations website or check out the 2023 WOYC Planning Guide.  Don't forget to use the #WOYC2023 to share all the engaging ways children, families, and educators are participating in the Week of the Young Child.

Interdisciplinary Activity and Resource Guide

Early Childhood Career Video Series

Daily Themes

Engage children, families, and educators in each fun, daily theme.  Click the theme for last year's descriptive video of the day.

Music MondayMan playing guitar


Music is everywhere and doesn’t require fancy instruments. This is a perfect way to explore sound through the senses while tapping into children’s innate creativity.

Children mixing ingredients in a bowlTasty Tuesday


Cooking with children is a fun way to introduce science and math concepts as well as increase language and literacy skills. Talking nutrition with children early increases their understanding about making healthy choices.

Work Together WednesdayCollaborative Leaf Artwork


Working with others help promote problem solving skills and increase confidence, empathy and teamwork.

Four children painting with balloonsArtsy Thursday


When children go through the process of art they are open to expressing themselves and interacting with what is around them.

Family FridayMan playing guitar with families sitting around


Engaging and celebrating families and the essential role they play in their children’s learning and development as their child’s first and most important teachers is at the heart of support young learners.