As we close out Week of the Young Child, we want to recognize that April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month. In honor of this effort, the Partnership and Child Care Services Association planted our very own Pinwheel Garden here at the office!
The Jim and Carolyn Hunt Child Care Resource Center building at 1201 S. Briggs Avenue is home to Child Care Services Association, Durham Department of Social Services/Child Care Subsidy Unit, Durham Early Head Start and the Partnership. This Pinwheel Garden represents the great childhood that all children deserve, and it is fitting for its home to be in front of this building in our community.
Prevent Child Abuse America started the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign to create a national effort to change the public’s beliefs and behaviors regarding child abuse and neglect prevention. The pinwheel represents their efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. Nearly 3.5 million pinwheels have been distributed and displayed nationwide since April 2008. For more information about Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, please visit Prevent Child Abuse NC.
One way to get involved here in Durham is to attend the Exchange Family Center’s Pinwheels for Prevention Family Fun Day! This annual event supports the prevention of child abuse and neglect and encourages a day of family fun. This year’s Family Fun Day takes place at Wheels Fun Park (715 N. Hoover Rd.) this Sunday, April 17th from 12pm until 6:00pm.
Thank you for celebrating Week of the Young Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month with us!