Week of the Young Child

April 11 – 17th is the Week of the Young Child. This week is a chance to honor young children and to thank teachers who dedicate their time to the field of early childhood education.

I have been asked for ideas quite often on my Facebook page but haven’t had a great deal of success finding ideas online. I thought I would share this idea for thanking teachers.

Apple of my Eye

Make copies of this little award and hand it out to parents and staff. Tell the parents and staff when they see a teacher doing something exceptional or great, to surprise them by filling out an apple form and then placing the apple award on a designated bulletin board. Create an Apple of my Eye display where everyone can see it!

Apple of my eye

To learn more about this special week, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has published this informational pdf titled, “Week of the young child: Early Years are Learning Years”.

If you have ideas to share, I would love to hear them!!

By |2010-03-30T01:47:37+00:00March 30th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Bobbi March 31, 2010 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Great printout!

    I was just looking at your picture. You are so gorgeous! Keep up the Fabulous work on your sites. We all need inspiration!

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