Week of the Young Child


Join the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KSAEYC) for a week of virtual events to celebrate young children and families, April 4-8, 2022! All events will be 6:30-7:00 pm.

April 4, 2022 – Music Monday

To register:


For this event, please bring something that you can wave or move with.  Examples might be a scarf, a washcloth, a pillow case, a streamer, ribbon, etc.

Join us for an evening of musical fun as SJ Hazim shares his talent for rapping with young children.  Sarah Justice will also lead us in a dance that will be “out of this world!”

Hosted by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of KSAEYC.


April 5, 2022 – Tasty Tuesday

To register:


For this event, we will be making banana bread together!  Once you register, you will receive a copy of the recipe so that you can have the ingredients and supplies ready to go.

Back by popular demand, Chef Georgie Boss and her teaching assistant, Carmen Aquino-Velez, will guide us through making a loaf of banana bread.  She will also share tips and tricks for making cooking together a rewarding experience for both children and adults!

Hosted by the Lawrence Chapter of KSAEYC.


April 6, 2022 – Work Together Wednesday

To register:


For this event, please bring something you can shake to make sound!  Some examples might be a maraca or spice container (or plastic egg) filled with a small amount of rice, buttons, etc.

Join us for a fun time of singing, moving and reading together with the fabulous “Singing Sarah” Niileksela!  Sarah is a Board-Certified Music Therapist who delights in working with young children.  You’re sure to end the day on a joyful note with this event.

Hosted by the Topeka Chapter of KSAEYC.


April 7, 2022 – Artsy Thursday

To register:


Join us for a fun, interactive storytime with early childhood specialist, Anne Harris.  She will share books with an art-related theme.  While it is not necessary to have a book with you, one of the stories that Ms. Anne will be sharing is Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont.  If you happen to have a copy of the book, you are welcome to bring it with you when you join the storytime.

Hosted by the Greater Wichita Chapter of KSAEYC.


April 8, 2022 – Family Friday

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To end the week, join us for “5 Minutes a Day Keeps the Tantrums Away”.   Shana Schmidt, LPC, IMH-E®(III), CDCI, will lead us in an engaging opportunity for families to connect with children and learn strategies to decrease tantrums and increase positive behaviors.

Hosted by the Salina Chapter of KSAEYC.

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