Early Childhood Week aims to give a voice to the 512,000 children aged 5 and under in Quebec and to make early childhood development a true social priority.
Universal Children’s Day has been celebrated on November 20 for over 60 years to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. In Quebec, this day is extended into a full week of activities focused on early childhood.
This year, Early Childhood Week is from November 14 to 20 under the theme: Upholding the rights of young children so they can bounce back better!
Because our youngest citizens have rights, too. Because children are more vulnerable than adults. Because children cannot vote or exercise any political or economic influence. Because the healthy development of the next generation is vital to the future of our society. It is our collective duty to ensure that the rights of all young children are upheld.
We can contribute to their well-being by understanding and respecting these rights: