Week of the Young Child (WOYC)

A fun filled week celebrating young children and their families with hands-on collaborative activities encouraging movement and healthy lifestyles through music, food, and art.

We invite chapters and members to submit small articles and pictures of your Week of the Young Child activities. Make sure to have parents permission to post any pictures of children. Send to info@iowaaeyc.org or patd@iowaaeyc.org.

The Week of the Young Child™(WOYC) is an annual event sponsored by the NAEYC celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. ​The purpose of the WOYC​ 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 Links About Week of the Young Child
WOYC Overview
WOYC Activity Resources
What is WOYC?


Week of the Young Child 2020 Activities in Iowa
Iowa AEYC members are more than welcome to attend any chapter events at member rates regardless of your work or home address. Cost of events vary from one event to the next. Many are free.
* indicates a chapter event. Other events are put on by cities, other organizations, early childhood programs, or individuals
East Central Chapter
Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Linn, Poweshiek, and Tama counties
Green Valley Chapter
Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Ringgold, Union, and Wayne counties
Mid-Iowa Chapter
Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Story, and Warren counties
Come...Celebrate with Us! April 18,2020 at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Pella (Free)
Mississippi Rock Chapter
Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Jones, Muscatine, and Scott counties
North Central Chapter
Calhoun, Emmet, Hamilton, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Webster, and Wright counties
North Iowa Chapter
Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Floyd, Hancock, Howard, Mitchell, Winnebago, and Worth counties
Northeast Iowa Chapter
Allamakee, Buchanan, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, and Winneshiek counties
Kindfulness for Young Learners-Social Emotional Learning Based Yoga and Mindfulness April 18, 2020 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Free for NAEYC members, $15 for non-members)
Prairie Rivers Chapter
Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Franklin, Grundy, and Hardin counties
Rolling Prairie Chapter
Appanoose, Davis, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, and Wapello counties
Siouxland Chapter
Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, and Sioux counties
Southeast Chapter
Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Lee, Louisa, Van Buren, and Washington counties
Southwest Chapter
Adair, Adams, Cass, Feemont, Hills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Taylor counties
West Central Chapter
Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Monona, and Shelley counties
Western Plains Chapter
Buena Vista, Cherokee, Ida, Plymouth, Sac, and Woodbury counties