School Specialty is excited to join with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), as part of the Week of the Young Child™ (April 2-8, 2022), in honoring children and all those who make a difference in their lives.
Week of the Young Child, organized by NAEYC, is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including child care and Head Start programs, preschools, and elementary schools, to hold activities that bring awareness to the needs of young children.
Supporting Educators, Families, and Communities
School Specialty takes pride in being a supporter of NAEYC, the largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of early education programs for children from birth through age 8. Founded in 1926, NAEYC has nearly 65,000 members and a national network of more than 300 local, state, and regional affiliates.
With a full selection of early childhood educational products, including furniture, manipulatives and games, School Specialty’s Childcraft offering has helped educators create complete and effective learning environments for more than 70 years. The end-to-end assortment of high-quality, safe and developmentally appropriate products support early learning standards and educational outcomes for children from infants through grade 2.
School Specialty continues to closely monitor the early learning standards established by NAEYC to meet the needs of all children by building crucial “C” learning skills – communication, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and character building – for the 21st century.
Week of the Young Child offers a fun-filled way to celebrate early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. School Specialty has the tools and resources to help you bring the celebration to life.
Week of the Young Child™
Music Monday – April 4th
Sing, dance, and encourage children to be active while developing early literacy skills and having fun with friends and family!
Tasty Tuesday – April 5th
Cooking with family is a great way to connect math with literacy skills and science while incorporating lifestyle healthy habits.
Work Together Wednesday – April 6th
Building and creating together gives children the opportunity to experience teamwork along with developing social and early literacy skills.
Artsy Thursday – April 7th
Open-ended art projects in which children can make choices and use their imaginations helps develop creativity, social skills, and fine motor skills.
Family Friday – April 8th
Engage parents and families in supporting our youngest learners and enabling them to grow and succeed in all stages of life.
School Specialty & Childcraft Deliver Comprehensive Educational Solutions
Students and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which provide a great start and bring lasting benefits to communities. Week of the Young Child is a special time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that advance early childhood education.
School Specialty through its early childhood education brand, Childcraft®, is committed to delivering comprehensive educational solutions that ensure all students reach their full potential from the start.