There are only 2,000 days between birth and the beginning of kindergarten.

90% of a person's brain growth occurs during this time!
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. Continue reading to see how we celebrated WOYC in Cabarrus County!
During WOYC21, For A Purpose Daycare invited Mr. Music over for an exciting musical lesson!

When children sing, dance, and listen to music, they develop their language and early literacy skills while being active and encouraging movement. Music Monday allowed children to explore music in a fun learning environment.

Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. With the rise in childhood obesity, you can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom!

On Tasty Tuesday, the children at Upper Room Kids Academy made a healthy snack!

When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. On Work Together Wednesday, the NC Pre-K class at Kids' Korner Child Development Center showed us how they feel when they work together!

Think, problem solve, create! Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands.

On Artsy Thursday, the children at Dixon Academy made bird houses!
The NC Pre-K class at Kids' Korner Child Development Center celebrated Family Friday by inviting their families to read a book together over Zoom!

Parents and families are children’s first teachers. That is why Family Friday's theme focuses on engaging families to support our youngest learners!
Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see all of the photos and videos from Cabarrus County's Week of the Young Child Celebration!
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The foundation for learning is built during a child's first 2,000 days!

It is more important than ever to get all of Cabarrus County's children, aged birth to five, into high-quality programs that support their early development! Visit our website to see how you can invest in early childhood programs in Cabarrus County and access resources to help you!