|Posted:||March 8, 2021 12:48 PM|
|From:||Senator Patrick M. Browne|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Resolution designating the week of April 10 through April 16, 2021, as Week of the Young Child in Pennsylvania.|
|I will be introducing a resolution recognizing April 10 through April 16, 2021, as Week of the Young Child in Pennsylvania.
In 2021 we reach a milestone in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 51 local, state, and regional Affiliates.
The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.
Today, we know more than ever before about the importance of children's earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet, never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing.
The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize that children's opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment—at home, at child care, at school, and in the community—that will promote their early learning.
I hope that you will join me in co-sponsoring this resolution.
Introduced as SR57