Week of the Young Child

Join us April 13-17, 2020 for five fun-filled, themed days to celebrate of our youngest learners!

Share your celebrations using #WOYC20!

Tag @SWOAEYC in your social media posts—or send your pictures, videos, activities, or other WOYC events to—for a chance to be featured on our website, Facebook, and/or Twitter AND be entered to win a special gift!*
While we are maintaining physical distancing, we can still stay socially connected! See below for virtual events, at-home activities, and ideas for celebrating Week of the Young Child while maintaining physical distancing.
Melodic Connections

April 13: Music Monday

Join Melodic Connections for a virtual sing-a-long! They'll show you how to use items you already have for musical fun! Join on Facebook Live, Monday at Noon.


April 14: Tasty Tuesday

Cooking at home is a great activity for family bonding. Looking for ideas while you are cooking at home? Check out these 52 kid-friendly recipes from

April 15: Work Together Wednesday

Let's work together to offer words of encouragement to children currently in the hospital, their physicians, and hospital staff. Due to COVID-19, children's visitors are limited and staff are working hard. Choose a hospital below (or click on all three!) to send a message!


Rainbow connections

April 16: Artsy Thursday

Have you read about Dayton's Rainbow Connection or visited the Facebook group? In Dayton, and across the country, neighbors are putting pictures of rainbows in their windows to encourage others and for children and families to find! Create a rainbow and post it in your window!


April 17: Family Friday

Looking for some fun activities you can do with your family right now? Check out this resource from the Ohio Department of Health: Family Activities to Try During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

*By participating in this event and posting or sending video and/or photos, you are representing that you have written permission from each person in the video and/or photos, and if a child, written permission from the child's parent or legal guardian, to post the video and/or photos and use the likeness of such person therein. By posting or sending the video and/or photos, you grant NAEYC and/or SWOAEYC the right to use the video and/or photo and/or any portion thereof in any manner it so chooses, including, without limitation, posting or sharing the video on NAEYC's and/or SWOAEYC website, Facebook page or Twitter account.