Contributed by the Revelstoke Early Childhood Development Committee
Mark November 20 on your calendar as a day to put aside a little extra time to celebrate the children in your life. November 20, 2014, marks the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which spells out the basic human rights to which children and youth everywhere are entitled.
To mark this special day, the Revelstoke Early Years Centre is hosting a grand opening celebration. Join us at our Early Years open house at locations throughout Revelstoke including Begbie View, Community Connections, preschools, public health, Revelstoke Library and family child care centres. The event will feature refreshments, early years info, draw prizes and more.
Call 250-805-2305 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Revelstoke Early Years Centre will build on existing services and will link early years programs and services with the goal to work as one team supporting young children and families.
In addition, Revelstoke Early Childhood Development and the City of Revelstoke are offering a free child/youth swim all day on November 20. Children seven and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Coordinator Tracy Spannier stated: “National Child Day is a great day to remind ourselves that the most precious thing we can give our children is our time. On November 20, celebrate with the special children in your life.”
National Child Day has been nationally celebrated in Canada since 1993. It commemorates the United Nations’ adoption of two documents centered on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.
The Canadian Child Care Federation states: “It’s a day to remember that children need love and respect to grow to their full potential. It’s a day to marvel at their uniqueness and all they have to offer. It’s a day to celebrate the family and think about how adults affect the development of children close to them.”