Week of the Young Child is yearly festivity sponsored by National Association for the Education of Young Children. Globally, NAEYC is the largest association of childhood education. The reason behind this festivity is to educate the people about the well being of young children so that they could better cater the mental and physical needs of their children. NAEYC arranged Week of the Young Children for the very first time in 1971. It’s been 39 years and 40th year has begun that Learning Care Group, Inc. in association with NAEYC arranges the festivity.
Learning Care Group, Inc. controls above 1,000 schools in 36 states and internationally. NAEYC, official sponsor of this festivity allocate the date and themes for Week of the Young Child.
Festivity started on 10th of April and will continue till 16th of April 2011. The theme for the year 2011 is “Early Years are Learning Years”. Sub-themes include; Where Learning Begins, Embracing Diversity, Teaching and Teachers matters, Encouraging Health and Fitness, Investing in Young Children Benefits All, and Prevent the Achievement Gap. Barbara Beck, CEO said, “For over 40 years, Learning Care Group has been dedicated to the highest quality care and education. Our vision is to inspire lifelong learning. In observance of this special week, we also honor our dedicated educators that enable our children to have a safe learning environment everyday”.
Learning Care Group, Inc. have 5 portfolio brands i.e. Childtime, La petite, The Children’s Country yard, Tutor Time and Montessori Unlimited. On 14th of April, from 4:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m, Learning Care Group, Inc. will host Open House events at La petite, The Children’s Country yard, Tutor Time, Childtime. Families can win a chance of a year of free tuition. A part from this, they can enjoy the thrilling programs and exciting activities.
Programs and activities include; sports, art and cooking sessions and school gameness activities. Chief Marketing Officer of Learning Care Group, Inc. Stacy DeWalt said, “As educators, we are constantly reminded of the amazement and wonderment of children. We are truly privileged to be a part of their lives and help lay the foundation for learning. Children are worth celebrating and there is no better time than during Week of the Young Child”.