During the national Week of the Young Child™ event, communities across the country celebrate their youngest learners. In local celebrations across OUR state, Idahoans raise awareness about the unique needs of young learners and celebrate everyone who makes a difference in their lives.

We culminate this week, with the Celebration of the Young Child, hosting a free community event focused on connecting families with quality community resources, such as summer camps, after-school programs, early literacy information, healthy eating tips, and child care. Each vendor booth offers an activity for young children, such as an art project or a new skill to learn.

A list of activities for Week of the Young Child (April 1 - 7) and details for Celebration of the Young Child (now rescheduled for August 19) can be found below! If you have any questions or want to find out how you can participate, contact us

Celebration of the Young Child

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Saturday, August 19 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Gene Harris Band Shell in Julia Davis Park

EVENT RESCHEDULED! Due to weather and work being done at Julia Davis, Celebration of the Young Child has been moved to Saturday, August 19. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Every Year Idaho AEYC hosts this celebration to connect Idaho’s families with the resources and organizations that serve them. Each participating organization will have a station with an activity for children. There will be crafts, free books, food trucks, music, active play, story time, a photo booth, STEM activities, and so much more! Come with your friends, family, and neighbors to check out all the activity stations and have fun in the park.


Food trucks on site will be Slay the Snow, Bochi Bochi, and Scotty's Hot Dogs!

Our 2023 Participating Organizations are: