Across the commonwealth, Massachusetts communities are celebrating Brain Building in Progress Week, April 22-28, during the national Week of the Young Child. 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. To celebrate the week, the Department of Early Education and Care has released a video featuring Commissioner Sherri Killins. More information about Brain Buliding in Progress Week can be found on the Brain Building in Progress website.
Brain Building in Progress Week provides an opportunity for everyone who cares about children to learn about the science of brain building and why our future depends on it. It provides an opportunity to celebrate young children and families and the early educators who serve them. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored since 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Its purpose 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.