Should Schools Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) does not have a Valentine’s Day policy, but the organization offers these guidelines for holiday celebrations of all types:

• Parents and teachers should ask themselves why children should learn about this holiday. Is it developmentally appropriate?

• Parents and teachers should encourage children to share feelings about the holiday.

• Educators and parents should focus on meaningful ways to celebrate holidays without spending money.

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See also: Alternative Valentine's Day Celebrations