Head Start to Mark Week of the Young Child

posted 3/26/24 -- The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association.

LCCAA Head Start will join in the fun-filled week from April 6 to 12 this year. We encourage all children, families and staff to celebrate early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities.

For Music Monday on April 8, LCCAA Head Start’s contracted music therapist, Izzey Donovan from Music Izz Groovy will produce a You Tube video so families can have a dance party at home. Miss Izzey will also include some fun information on that day’s solar eclipse. All LCCAA offices and centers will be closed the day of the eclipse.

For Tasty Tuesday on April 9 students will receive a fun lunch bag with plums. Every student will also receive a copy of the classic Eric Carle book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and simple cooking activities to do at home that are related to the story.

Wednesday April 10, each classroom will receive a classroom fort kit. Children will learn about collaboration and Working Together by building their fort. Lots of imaginary and creative play will follow as the children use the fort during their school days.

For Artsy Thursday, April 11 each classroom will explore a famous artist and their masterpieces. The children will be creating their own replica of the artist’s masterpiece by painting on their own canvas.

On Family Friday, April 12, we encourage you to enjoy quality family time together by ending the week with a family game night and a story. During the week, children will bring home the book Me and the Family Tree to keep.

We encourage families to share their Week of the Young Child celebrations by posting pictures on School Status Connect (formerly ClassTag) under the WOYC post. Watch our Facebook page for photos too!