• Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)  observes the Week of the Young Child, celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. In 2024, this celebration will occur within Columbus City School from Monday, April 8, through Saturday, April 13. This year, Columbus City Schools is partnering with several local organizations to celebrate Week of the Young Child™!

    The Week of the Young Child™ is a valuable opportunity to raise awareness about early childhood education's importance and to celebrate the achievements of young children and those who support their development. Look at the daily focus for the Week of the Young Child™

    We encourage you to take pictures, record your unique version for each category, and share it on your Facebook page or post to Instagram using the hashtag #CCSWOYC24.

    Below are family-friendly explanations of each day's theme for the Week of the Young Child™ and easy ways for you to celebrate at home:

  • Music Monday - April 8, 2024

  • Tasty Tuesday - April 9, 2024

  • Work Together Wednesday - April 10, 2024

  • Artsy Thursday - April 11, 2024

  • Family Friday - April 12, 2024

  • Celebration Saturday - April 13, 2024