The Grace Primary School is excited to celebrate The Week of the Young Child – April 12 through 16.
The Week of the Young Child® (WOTYC) is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 52 Affiliates.
Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children’s earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet, never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing.
The purpose of the WOTYC is to focus public attention on young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that strive to make a difference with the little ones.
“The Week of the Young Child offers a time to focus on and celebrate our Primary School students, staff, and families,” said Maria Barrington, Primary School Principal. “We are highlighting our little gator’s talents, having a great time together, and appreciating our outstanding early childhood professionals who make a difference every day.”
Each day, Primary School plans to celebrate WOTYC in a unique way:
Monday, April 12:
Work Together Monday – Wear gold or yellow to celebrate WOTYC’s 50th Year. Each grade level will have a “Block Party” in the courtyard and work together building various structures.
Tuesday, April 13:
Tasty Tuesday – Pajama day and enjoy Pirate’s Booty while watching a movie (2’s & 3’s: Horton Hears a Who; PK3: The Cat and the Hat; PK4: The Lorax).
Wednesday, April 14:
Artsy Wednesday – 2’s & 3’s wear gray and pink: PK3 wear red and blue; PK4 wear orange and yellow to correspond with the Dr. Seuss movie they watched on Tuesday as they create art projects related to the story.
Thursday, April 15:
Music Tunes Thursday – Wear western attire to sing songs around a faux campfire and take their horses out for a ride in the courtyard.
Friday, April 16:
Family Friday – Wear superhero costumes, including first responders and the armed forces. View the family photos and create a class collage.
As part of this year’s WOTYC service project, Primary School will sponsor a Trike-a-thon to collect non-perishable food items for the West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) food pantry. Students will pedal a tricycle or walk, and every five laps will equal one non-perishable food item to be donated.
About Grace School
Grace School is a private, Christian school in Houston, Texas serving students from ages 20 months through Grade 8. Uniquely combining a faith-based STEM curriculum, Grace School fosters an environment where children develop the skills and mindsets to become compassionate innovators, problem solvers, creators, and changemakers.