El Dia de los Ninos
Celebrate El Día de los Niños
NEA, in collaboration with its partner the National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI), is convening an April 28 public forum in Washington, D.C. focusing on the education and health concerns of Hispanic children.
The forum corresponds with El Día de los Niños/Children's Day: Celebrating Young Americans, celebrated annually on April 30 by many countries around the world, especially throughout the Western Hemisphere. It emphasizes the importance of young people’s contributions to their communities and draws attention to challenges children may face and best practices for addressing these issues.
In the United States, Children’s Day is observed in over 100 U.S. cities and 34 states. A growing number of cities, schools, libraries, museums, churches, and other community organizations are embracing this event, and nowhere is it celebrated more than in our public schools.
For this reason, NEA teams up with NLCI, members of Congress, families, communities, and the private sector to honor and uplift children on this very special day.
Promote this special day in your schools! Celebrations may be as small as a classroom activity or as large as a citywide event where hundreds participate. See the El Día de los Niños/Children's Day Web site for some ideas.
Take a look at Pat Mora's new bilingual book about Día de los Niños/Children's Day