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Stand For Children Day
June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Child Care Council of Nassau’s 21st Annual “Stand for Children Day” to be held Friday, June 1
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Eisenhower Park, Field 2, Playground Area
East Meadow, NY
Child Care Council of Nassau’s annual Stand for Children Day commemorates the first Stand for Children rally in 1996 in Washington D.C., which attracted more than 300,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial. Usually drawing more than 200 young children from child care programs across Nassau County, Stand for Children Day serves as a re-dedication to the issues surrounding the well-being and development of children, particularly those that address quality and affordable child care.
The event involves an interactive children’s musical performance followed by the traditional opportunity for the children to plant flowers in the Children’s Garden. The planting of seedlings symbolizes a re-confirmation of the community’s commitment to quality child care and early education. Each year, Nassau County public officials who attend the event are given the opportunity to speak and plant with the children.
Council invites child care programs and families alike to attend Stand for Children Day.