Week of the Young Child 2020
By: Gillian Bovard, Event Operations Manager | 04/12/2020
Each April we look forward to watching the Garden come to life and welcoming hundreds of families to the Garden in celebration of our youngest Idahoans. Our partnerships with organizations like the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children and our connection to our community is more important now than ever. And while we have made the decision to postpone the Young Child Celebration Event to the Fall, we welcome you to join us for a virtual celebration of the Week of the Young Child.
The Young Child Celebration is a free event that focuses on connecting families with quality community resources, such as summer camps, after-school programs, early literacy information, healthy eating tips and child care. The virtual event will follow the national Week of the Young Child, April 13 to 17, which spotlights young children, early learning, teachers, families and communities. Throughout the week we will highlight the many ways young children learn as they enjoy music, explore food, work together, create art, and celebrate their families.
We understand the circumstances are different for every family during the COVID-19 crisis, we have focused on providing a variety of activities you can utilize each day during this week and after. You can look forward to new activities being posted on the IDAEYC and IBG Facebook Pages each day at 10 am:
We understand that you may not have all the necessary materials for some of these activities. Please remember to practice social distancing and avoid going to public places as much as you can. Many local businesses are offering curb-side pick up and delivery.
You can learn more about the Week of the Young Child Celebration at https://www.naeyc.org/events/woyc
The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing Idaho’s early learning profession and advocating for children and families. The organization was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at idahoaeyc.org