FNC and our families celebrate young children all year long, but we'll have a special focus on social media and in our programs for the Week of the Young Child (#WOYC) from April 24th to 28th, along with partners like Boston Basics, the Boston Family Engagement Network, Boston Public Schools' Countdown to Kindergatern, the United Way, Boston Public Libraries, and the Boston Children's Museum.
We'll emphasize the fun, easy, and important things we all can do - every day - to positively impact young children's brain development, healthy growth, and learning:
- MAXIMIZE LOVE, MANAGE STRESS
- TALK, SING, AND POINT
- COUNT, GROUP and COMPARE
- EXPLORE through MOVEMENT and PLAY
- READ and DISCUSS STORIES
(Thanks, Boston Basics, for this list!)
Every one of FNC's neighborhood-based programs for families with young children (Welcome Baby, Parent-Child Playgroups, and Parent-Child Home Program) addresses protective factors and the basics for building children's young brains.