Week of the Young Child

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Week of the Young Child

Week of the Young Child / Brain Building in Progress Week

The Week of the Young Child™ (WOTYC), celebrated annually since 1971, is hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The aim is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, and to recognize the programs and services that meet those needs. Today we know more than ever before that early childhood years (birth through age 8) are key to laying the foundation for children's success in school and later life.      

CES will host a variety of events for young children and families to celebrate Week of the Young Child/Brain Building in Progress Week. These events are sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).


CES-Hosted Events

April 17-28, 2017 - "One Duck Stuck" Story Walk: Take a walk and follow the path along Main Street to read the story! Children's art work will be showcased in downtown Ware businesses' windows.
April 22, 2017 - Time 11 am: Musical puppet show for young children and their families at the Granby Public Library

April 25, 2017 - 10am: Magic show with Ed Popielarczyk at Saint Patrick's Church in South Hadley

April 26, 2017 - 10:30am: Music with Carolyn Mazel at the South Hadley Family Center

April 28, 2017 - "Chippy the Chipmunk" Storywalk: Take a walk and follow the path on the Chesterfield Community Center and Congregational Church grounds!

April 29, 2017 - 11am-1pm: Reading Alive! with Enchanted Circle Theater at Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst
April 29, 2017 - 10am-1pm: Free developmental screenings by REACH and Criterion; stories read by Lynne Guyette


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For information about upcoming local summer activities and readying your child for the transition to kindergarten, please visit our Making the Transition to Kindergarten page.


For more information, contact: 
Administrative Assistant
413.586.4900 x5568