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Black Child Advocates Across the Country Launch “Week of Action” to Mobilize and Empower Families

National Black Child Development Week (NBCDW) will be held May 16 - 21. During the week, themed "A Week of Action," educators, advocates, professionals, parents and caregivers will join together to empower and mobilize families and communities. NBCDW will raise awareness around the need for early learning centers and schools to provide wrap-around support services that benefit the whole child; provide parents and caregivers with the tools to advocate for educational equity; engage with thought leaders on the pre-school to prison pipeline; and highlight activities that promote healthy brain development.

2017 Calendar of Children

The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Calendar of Children. The calendar will emphasize activities that reflect NBCDI's core programs- children at play, with their favorite books, making healthy meals, engaging in outdoor activities and more. The calendar is one of NBCDI's signature products. For more than 40 years, it has served as a testament to the beauty and strength of Black children and families and an acknowledgment of Black achievement.