Join programs and supporters of high-quality early education across Massachusetts to celebrate Brain Building  in Progress during the Week of the Young Child (April 22-28)! 

Whenever you see children interacting and learning in enriching environments, what you’re really seeing is brain building in progress. The latest science shows that these early experiences actually build the architecture of the developing brain, much like a house is built from the bottom up. Each sequential step lays the groundwork for the next set of skills — like reading and math — and a lifetime of learning, success and productive, responsible citizenship.

Brain Building in Progress Week will provide an opportunity for everyone who cares about children to learn about the science of brain building and why our future depends on it.  It will provide an opportunity to celebrate young children and families and the early educators who serve them.

There are  many ways to participate.  Engage the children and families in your program. Collaborate with local businesses, community organizations, elected officials, libraries, schools, museums, pediatricians, community health centers, colleges and universities to reach as many people as possible.

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration of early learning that the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has sponsored since 1971.