The Early Childhood Development Association has done another great job in organizing events for National Child Day, says Education and Early Childhood Development Minister, Doug Currie.
“I would like to offer my congratulations to the Early Childhood Development Association of Prince Edward Island for organizing today’s National Children’s Day Parade in Charlottetown,” said Minister Currie. “Every year they do a wonderful job bringing attention to this very important day. They also play an invaluable role in educating Islanders about the importance of the early years and ensuring that our youngest citizens are not forgotten.”
Earlier today, Minister Currie led the annual National Children’s Day Parade in Charlottetown. More than 250 young children, from communities across the province, marched through the streets of Charlottetown to celebrate National Child Day.
November 20 marks the 17th annual National Child Day in Canada. National Child Day commemorates the United Nations’ adoption of two documents that focus on the rights of children and the need for all children to be treated with dignity and respect.
“I would like to encourage all Islanders to take time to commemorate National Child Day,” said Minister Currie. “We can encourage our children to be confident by letting them know that, every day, they are loved and respected and are able to express their opinions and participate in our society.”
The Early Childhood Development Association is continuing their celebrations of National Child Day tonight by hosting the 6th Annual Early Childhood Awards Banquet.
At the banquet, early childhood educators and professionals working within licensed centres will be recognized in a number of categories for their commitment to excellence in teaching and their passion for supporting Island children and families.