TO:            Child Advocates
 
FROM:             Bailey McKell, Outreach Coordinator
 
      RE:             Week of the Young Child
 
During the week of April 10th – 16th, Week of the Young Child (WOYC) will be celebrated by hundreds of programs around the country.  In an effort to assist in your WOYC activities, the Alabama Partnership for Children has developed the Week of the Young Child Planning ToolkitThe toolkit includes step-by-step ideas and fill-in-the-blank tools to make participation in WOYC simple.  Also included below are templates of a flyer to post throughout your facility as well as a half-sheet handout for parents that would like to know more about celebrating Week of the Young Child
 
Week of the Young Child is a celebration of the children we serve and the steps we take to help ensure that their early years are learning years. It is our hope that you will join us as we celebrate and raise awareness of the issues affecting young children today.
 
We would also like to invite you to join us in Montgomery on Tuesday, April 12th as we celebrate Week of the Young Child by delivering handprints decorated by children from around the state to the State House. If you would like to participate by making handprints please follow the instructions posted below. 
 
If you have any questions or would like more information about Week of the Young Child feel free to contact the Alabama Partnership for Children toll-free at (866) 711-4025 or by emailing Bailey McKell at bmckell@SmartStartAlabama.org