Week of the Young Child

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Week of the Young Child

Week of the Young Child / Brain Building in Progress Week - 50th Anniversary

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 Events

CES will host a variety of events for young children and families to celebrate this year's Week of the Young Child/Brain Building in Progress Week, April 10 - 16, 2021

Check out our Parenting events page to see the listings for some of our events during the week, especially Music Wednesdays, and Yoga Thursdays! Events will be held virtually via family centers and individual playgroups. Please also visit our Family Centers and Playgroups page to find the schedule of events and contact information for these sites.

These events are sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).

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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