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How Reading Helps Children by tleliteracy

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Making early childhood a priority in Quebec

Bouncing Back Together! Because our kids have rights, too.


~ Grandsemain.com

Early Childhood Week aims to give a voice to the 512,000 children aged 5 and under in Quebec and to make early childhood development a true social priority.

Early Childhood Week is an opportunity for us as a society to stop for a moment, take a closer look at the youngest members of our community and think about what we can do, together, to help each and every one of them get the best possible start in life. Let’s make the most of this week to inspire and inform a conversation about early childhood development in Quebec, from the womb through to preschool, as we shine the spotlight on local and regional support initiatives, and engage community groups, the business world, elected officials and society as a whole. 

Early Childhood Week is an opportunity to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and advocate for early childhood development.

About Early Childhood Week

In 2009, Avenir d’enfants began actively connecting with a wide range of local and regional stakeholders around the province to address issues related to early childhood development, from the perinatal period to preschool. The Tous pour eux forum in November 2015 spoke volumes about the power of this commitment.

The idea of creating an Early Childhood Week emerged during this forum.

Thus was born a movement, bringing together engaged organizations and individuals to put issues concerning young children front and centre.

These partners are committed to making Early Childhood Week an opportunity to promote awareness, dialogue and engagement regarding the development of the very youngest members of society.

Main Objective

Make early childhood development a priority for Quebec and provide every child, from the womb until age 5, with the means to realize their full potential.


  • Provide information on how young children are faring in our society. 
  • Raise awareness at every level of society about the benefits and outcomes of taking collective action in the early years of a child’s life. 
  • Engage people at every level of society and emphasize the importance of early intervention. 
  • Shine the spotlight on achievements by various stakeholders in nurturing the development of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 
  • Knock down silos and better connect with vulnerable families throughout the early childhood periods, from conception to age 5.
  • Put winning conditions in place to implement public policies and programs conducive to early childhood development and family well-being. 

~ Grandsemain.com

The Learning Exchange | TLE

Through project funding, TLE will be visiting schools and daycares in the community to promote family literacy. Thousands of books and parent/family support will be offered to families in the community over the year. All books, events and resources are FREE to Laval families with children 0-12 years of age!

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Around the world, children are showing us their strength and leadership advocating for a more sustainable world for all. Let’s build on advances and re-commit to putting children first. For every child, every right.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Since 1990, World Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children’s rights.

Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves, can play an important part in making World Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.

World Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

This year is extra special, marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A time to celebrate and a time to demand action for child rights. What will you do?

~ United Nations

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