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Celebrating the Week of the Young Child: 50th Anniversary





The Fort Worth ISD is observing the Week of the Young Child 50th anniversary, April 10-16 with a series of events bringing awareness to early childhood education.

Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children that advocates for public attention on the needs of young children, their families and the early childhood programs and services that meet their needs. At a March 22 Board of Education meeting, FWISD trustees issued a proclamation declaring April 10-16 Week of the Young Child in the District.

Throughout the week, the District will highlight Pre-kindergarten/kindergarten registration, which is currently underway, and host fun, interactive themed activities daily at schools throughout FWISD. All FWISD Pre-K teachers will receive the book, “The Very Impatient Caterpillar” / “La oruga muy impaciente” by Ross Burach. Pre-K students will go home with the book, “Misunderstood Shark” by Ame Dyckman and a weeklong family activity calendar.

The following daily activities are scheduled to celebrate Week of the Young Child throughout FWISD classrooms, April 12-16. Schools are encouraged to create social media posts of how they’re celebrating the week:

  • April 12- Music Monday
  • April 13 – Tasty Tuesday
  • April 14 – We read Wednesdays
  • April 15 – Artsy Thursday
  • April 16– Family Friday