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During April, let’s celebrate Month of the Young Child (MOYC)!

Month of the Young Child focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

How can you become involved in MOYC?

Look for ways to celebrate in your home, early learning program, or community. Some national resources, like the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) share ways to do this. Your local Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) may also know of events. Find your ELRC at www.raiseyourstar.org

Plan or attend an event. Contact your local advocacy organization, or check out these suggestions from NAEYC. Search for events on the PA’s Promise website for activities that may be happening in your community. (Just type in events in the search bar above.)

Create a display that shares why quality early learning is so important. Think about what quality early learning looks like in your program or community. Partner with local businesses, like grocery stores, libraries, or community or city centers to share your display. Check Pinterest for some suggestions!

Discover what quality early learning looks like in your community. In Pennsylvania, programs like PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start, Keystone STARS, Early Intervention and home visiting programs provide families with quality early learning opportunities. Search for a program in your area and request a visit. 

Read stories of families who have been impacted by quality early learning. PA’s Promise features the stories of many families who have had access to quality early learning programs. Check out Recent Posts on the right of this page to start reading family stories.

Share your story about the impact of quality early learning. How has having access to quality early learning made an impact on you, your child’s life, or if you’re a teacher what are the impacts you’ve seen in your classroom? Send your story to Mary at marhal@pakeys.org and we might publish it on PA’s Promise for Children!

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