One Action a Day for #WOYC

Week of the Young Child 2014

April 6 – 12 is Week of the Young Child (#WOYC), organized across the United States by NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Help Pre-K for PA do a #WOYC takeover! Our NAEYC affiliates and campaign partners in Delaware Valley, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh have put together some simple ways each day so you can put pre-k in the spotlight as we head into the 2014 election:

MONDAY April 7: Dance and get Happy!:

  • Pharrell’s fantastic song, “Happy,” is taking over pre-k circle time! Use your camera phone to film your children dancing to this upbeat, infectious song. For early education providers, be sure to have a photo permission slip on hand for each child filmed. Email your video to and we will include it in DVAEYC’s exclusive “Happy” video to be released soon!

TUESDAY April 8: Parent Selfies – #IAmPreK:

  • Pre-K for PA is taking #IAmPreK on the road. Parents: snap a quick selfie on your way in or out today. Tag #IAmPreK and send it to Harrisburg by also tagging #PaGov.

WEDNESDAY April 9: Register to Vote!:

  • The voice that counts is the voice that votes. But folks cannot vote of they are not registered! Ask your friends and family to register to vote at, or organize a voter registration at your preschool or community event. Get registration forms at your nearest Post Office or download here. Contact a Pre-K for PA field office if you need help setting up a table.

THURSDAY April 10: Pre-K Throwback Thursday (#TBT):

  • Get out those childhood photos because today is Pre-K Throwback Thursday! Snap a photo (with your phone’s camera is easiest) of your cutest vintage pre-k age photo and post to Pre-K for PA’s Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with #TBT and #IAmPreK.

FRIDAY April 11: Take a walk, poster the community:

  • Take your children on a walk in the community. Bring a Pre-K for PA poster to a local business or library and ask that it be hung in the window. Have your children take this message: We want all children to have a good school like ours. To get a poster, contact a Pre-K for PA field office or email DVAEYC staff in Southeastern PA: Bucks and Montgomery Counties – Mary Jo Grieve, Chester and Delaware counties – Mary Ellen Mannix, Philadelphia – Suzann Morris.

Have another #WOYC idea? Email and let us know.