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Making early childhood a priority in Quebec

Québec’s wee ones are not just the future of our society, they’re also its present.

~ Grandsemain.com

For over 60 years, November 20 has been the Universal Children’s Day. The Early Childhood Week is a celebration of the Universal Children’s Day. It is an opportunity to communicate and establish à dialogue on the well-being and development of babies, to highlight local, regional and national initiatives that support early childhood and to mobilize our society as a whole.

Laval’s English-speaking Parenthood

Do you live in Laval? Enter the Early Childhood Week contest to win a basket full o9f goodies for children 0-5 years old! #earlychildhoodweek

In order to be eligible to win one of three baskets worth over $150/ea., you need to:

☑️Like and share the ECW post.☑️Follow the Laval’s English-speaking Parenthood Facebook page.☑️Comment as to what Early Childhood Week means to you.

About Early Childhood Week

Early Childhood Week aims to give a voice to the 530,000 children aged 0 to 5 in Quebec in order to make early childhood development a true social priority.

November 15 to 21, 2020, Early Childhood Week, now in its fifth year, 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.

This year’s Early Childhood Week is being organized by the Collectif petite enfance, a Quebec-wide organization that brings together a broad array of stakeholders to embrace a common cause: making early childhood development a priority for all Quebecers.

The week will be a backdrop for numerous activities and events throughout the province. Be sure to check back and find out more!

Main Objective

Build a Quebec that provides every child, from before birth onward, with the means to realize their full potential.

Goals
  • Provide information about health and well-being in early childhood.
  • 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 and toddlers.

~ Grandsemain.com


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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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