March 25, 2024: Proclamation - Week of the Young Child


Whereas, quality early childhood education promotes the intellectual, emotional and physical development of children, which in turn prepares them to be responsible and contributing members of society; and

Whereas, Pasadena is a strong, safe community which is supportive of families raising caring and capable children, and it appreciates the many organizations that provide financial support to increase access to            high-quality preschool for our young people; and

Whereas, public policies and programs which support early learning for all young children are crucial to their futures, and teachers and others who contribute significantly to the lives of young children in our                  community deserve our recognition and gratitude; and

Whereas, as educators and parents around the country celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the Week of the Young Child, the City of Pasadena recognizes and values the importance of quality early childhood education      programs in our community;

Now, Therefore I, Victor M. Gordo, Mayor of the City of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the week of April 6-12, 2024 in Pasadena as Week of the Young Child.

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