Week of the Young Child

We're celebrating little learners!

Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Its goal 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.

Here's how SCI is celebrating Week of the Young Child April 8–12:

  • April 8, Music Monday - Exploring Sounds with a Water Xylophone: Get ready for a splash of musical fun with a water xylophone! Perfect for curious young minds, this hands-on experience explores how different shapes and densities change sound waves.  Click here to learn more.

  • April 9, Tasty Tuesday - Observe Chemical Reactions by Making Cheese Curds: Get ready for a deliciously educational adventure as we explore the science of cheese-making! In this hands-on activity, children will discover the magical transformation of milk into cheese curds using a simple acid like lemon juice or vinegar. Click here to learn more.

  • April 10, Work Together Wednesday - Make a Collaborative Story About Space: Embark on an intergalactic journey with your family! In this collaborative storytelling activity, each family member will contribute one sentence to create a magical story set among the stars. Click here to learn more.

  • April 11, Artsy Thursday - Painting with Robots: Get ready to unleash your creativity with a splash of technology and a dash of imagination! In this innovative activity, young artists will use Sphero robots to create mesmerizing works of art. Click here to learn more.
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  • April 12, Family Friday - Special Innocation Lab Open Hours for Young Children: Embark on a special day of exploration and learning in the Science Center of Iowa’s Innovation Lab with special open hours geared toward young children! On this day, young learners will be able to experience entry-level coding and robotics, explore basic circuitry, and begin to understand biology! Click here to learn more.
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