National Children’s Day is a day to honor all of the children in our lives. It’s a time to slow down, turn off all of our technology and refocus on the important things. One day may not be enough, but using it as an opportunity to redirect our family’s lives may be an important step in a child’s life.
Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, started Children’s day in 1856. It was originally a special day to Baptize children and was called Rose Day. In 1995, President Clinton proclaimed the Nationals Children’s Day as October 8th. When President Bush came along in 2001, he declared the first Sunday in June as National Children’s Day.
What can we do to make a difference in our children’s lives? We must cherish our children, spend time with them, read to them and listen to them. You can also give them a head start and enroll them in our Head Start Program. Head Start and Early Head Start Programs are free, federally funded programs designed to promote school readiness for children from low-income families.
The Early Head Start serves families starting at 23 months. The Head Start Program serves children between 3 and 5 years old. These programs encourage parent involvement by offering regular opportunities for parents to volunteer. The Head Start and Early Head Start Programs also link children and families to other services in the community. The children who participate in these programs will participate in various educational activities. They will also receive free medical and dental care services.
The Head Start Programs are designed to help all children succeed. They are required to serve children with special needs, such as physical and developmental delays. Central KY Community Action Head Start is proud to take the daily steps to improve the quality of education for our children. From keeping our children safe with the new COVID-19 protocols to building new facilities in Lebanon, Springfield and Radcliff, our commitment to our children is rock-solid.
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