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) or local resources, like Trying Together, share ways to do this. Your local Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) may also know of events. Find your ELRC at www.raiseyourstar.org

Other local resources:


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!

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. Read 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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