The Week of the Young Child™ 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 80,000 members and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates.
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.
NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8 ) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.
United Way of Greater Greensboro is happy to celebrate this week with thousands of advocates for early childhood development throughout the United States. In Greensboro, United Way has affirmed our community’s priority of investing early to create better opportunities later in life. Thriving at 3 is United Way of Greater Greensboro’s early childhood development initiative which provides direct services to families and convenes the community to promote information sharing and collaboration.
Thriving at 3 will celebrate the Week of The Young Child by hosting a community Lunch-N-Learn on April 25th. Marian F. Earls, MD, FAAP, Pediatrics Medical Director at Triad Adult & Pediatrics Medicine, and Lead author on American Acadmeny of Pediatrics (AAP) Statement on Screening for Post Partum Depression in primary care, and Co Chair, NC IOM Task Force on Early Childhood Mental Health will be the guest speaker for this event. The discussion will be on postpartum depression, toxic stress, and the impact on the infant’s early brain development. Strategies for promotion, prevention, and intervention in the primary care medical home will be described, as well as for community response and resources including activities and special points of interest.
Registration is on a first come first serve basis and will be closed Friday April 20, 2012. For more information, contact Traci McLemore at 336-378-5040 or traci.mclemore@