Week of the Young Child


2015-02-11_1005The 2015 Week of the Young Child™ is April 12-18 and the theme is Celebrating Our Youngest Learners!®.  It is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose 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.

HISD will be celebrating Week of the Young Child, April 15, 2015 at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. We will celebrate our early childhood educators and administrators with keynote speaker Marlene Williams, author of Step-Up- to Literacy, refreshments, and door prizes. HISD prekindergarten through kindergarten teachers can register on eTRAIN: EC0230.

Click on the following link to read more about the following ideas to celebrate in your community and campus.

Raise Public Awareness

  • Coordinate with community members to plan events in public places.
  • Invite community members to visit high-quality programs.
  • Publicly recognize those who work with and for young children in your community.

Reading and Writing

  • Coordinate special program or classroom activities that include parents, businesses, and other community partners.
  • Work with local library, literacy organizations, civic clubs, book store owners and other members of the education community to plan community wide celebrations.

Violence and Child Abuse Prevention

  • Promote good early childhood education as a violence prevention strategy.
  • Expand your program and community efforts to prevent violence.

Child Health

  • Coordinate with community health partners to organize special programs or classroom activities.
  • Work with community health and social service agencies, business partners, children’s advocates, and civic organizations to plan community wide health events.

Creativity and Play

  • Showcase students’ artwork through the school.
  • Organize a parade to celebrate teachers and students.
  • Have students vote on a new theme for the Dramatic Play center.


2 Responses to Week of the Young Child

  1. Juliana Bruce says:

    I signed up for Week of the Young Child last fall. It is not showing up under my list of registrations. Teachers at my school are also trying to register, but the training is not listed on etrain. Please help.

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