Dear School Board Member,
The Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) and Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) is proud to promote and support recognition of and engagement in the nationwide celebration of the Week of the Young Child™ (WOYC). On behalf of our members and all early childhood professionals in Idaho, we respectfully request that you proclaim April 2-8, 2022 as the Week of the Young Child™ in your school district or charter school.
The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration that focuses public attention on the needs of our youngest children and their families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. Idaho AEYC recognizes that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life.
Today, we know more than ever before about the importance of children’s earliest years in shaping their development. This 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 early learning.
We encourage you to bring your community together and show your support for young children and families, and especially those who care for and work with our youngest children. Thank you for considering a proclamation to proclaim April 2-8, 2022 as the Week of the Young Child™.
Please let us know if you plan to participate, as we would like to recognize your school district or charter school at the state level. Feel free to email IDAEYC at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Beth Oppenheimer, Executive Director, Idaho AEYC
Misty Swanson, Executive Director, ISBA