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April is a big month for children

April 9, 2014

Child Care Aware® of America invites you to celebrate children and support their health and safety by participating in a handful of events and causes this month. Take a look at the highlights below to see how you can get involved.

Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early learning programs and services that meet those needs.

The Month of the Military Child serves to recognize the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation. Each April, branches of all services provide special days and events to honor military children and families.

This month also serves as a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. Communities are encouraged to share strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect and activities to promote awareness across the country.

Since the 1970s, the Autism Society has been celebrating national Autism Awareness Month to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism. With more children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than ever before, your involvement this year can have a real impact on special-needs families across the country.