FWISD To Observe Week Of The Young Child 50th Anniversary With Daily Themed Activities, Bookmobile Pop-Up Events This Week

Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 4/12/2021

The Fort Worth ISD is observing the Week of the Young Child 50th anniversary this week with a series of events bringing awareness to early childhood education.woyc

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 this week. 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

Look for the Fort Worth ISD Bookmobile in communities throughout the District during the week. The Family Communications Department is partnering with community centers, apartment complexes and places of worship for pop-up events to promote the District online Pre-K and kindergarten registration which began April 1. Families will receive free resources on District early childhood programs, books for toddlers and young readers, and other community resources at the pop-up events.

The Bookmobile will roll into the following locations during the Week of the Young Child:

  • April 13: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Family Action Center, 3409 Stalcup Road, 76119
  • April 14: 2-4 p.m., Waverly Park Elementary School, 3604 Cimmaron Trail, 76116
  • April 14: 5-6 p.m., Columbia Renaissance Square Apartment, 3801 WG Daniels, 76105
  • April 15: 2-3 p.m., Victory Forest Community Center, 3247 Hemphill St., 76110
  • April 16: 8-11 a.m., Como Community Center, 4660 Horne St. 76107

Pre-K and Kindergarten in the Fort Worth ISD provides safe spaces that inspire discovery, learning, and there’s enough room for every child. To learn more about our early childhood programs, visit www.fwisd.org/prek.

For additional information, contact Olayinka Ojo, director of FWISD Early Leaning, at 817-814-2450 or by emailing olayinka.ojo@fwisd.org.