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Board of Education Honors Young Children and Public Schools

Week of the Young Child and Public Schools Month to Be Celebrated

Logotype: Week of the Young Child

The Sacramento County Board of Education, at its March 28, 2007, regular meeting, approved resolutions designed to pay tribute to young children and to all of the public schools of Sacramento County.

The Board adopted a resolution declaring April 22-28, 2007 as Week of the Young Child. 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.

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 Board of Education also approved a resolution designating the month of April 2007 as Public Schools Month in Sacramento County.

Public Schools Month is recognized and celebrated during the month of April. This event, first commemorated by the Free and Accepted Masons of California in 1920, helps focus public attention on how our public schools have educated and enabled the nation’s youth to participate in and contribute to their own version of the American dream.

Public Schools Month is set aside to urge communities and educational institutions to appropriately recognize the efforts of teachers, administrators, and students of the public school system.