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 2019 Proclamation for Week of the Young Child™ here. (Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we did not receive a 2020 Proclamation. We have put a request in for the 2021 Proclamation).

Michigan AEYC encourages individuals and programs to celebrate young children year-round, not only during the Week of the Young Child™, April 10-17, 2021.


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.
  • Download a Zoom background to use during the week for all your virtual meetings and events here.
  • Request your local elected officials join in! Download a Local Proclamation template here.