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Mayoral Proclamation


Saturday, April 10, 2021
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Mayoral Proclamation

9 – 9:30 am
Mayoral Proclamation

Kick-off the 50th Anniversary of Week of the Young Child with a Mayoral Proclamation

Join us along with Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett and the East Central Chapter of the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children, the Family Resource Network and the National Association for the Education of Young Children to kick off the Week of the Young Child April 10-16, 2021.

The celebration will take place near the front door of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. All are welcome.


Please note: Operation modifications, such as limited capacity and face coverings, will be in effect for in-person events.




WHEREAS, the East Central Chapter of the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children, Children’s Museum of South Dakota, and others, in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children, are celebrating the 50th Anniversary Week of the Young Child; and

WHEREAShigh-quality early experiences make a difference in children’s lifelong learning and social success; and

WHEREAS, the first years of a child’s life are the period of the most rapid brain development and lay the foundation for all future learning; and

WHEREAS, all families deserve access to excellent early care and education that is affordable; and

WHEREAS, one in every four women who reported becoming unemployed during the pandemic said it was because of a lack of childcare; and

WHEREAS, many early childhood professionals have at great personal and professional cost, kept their doors open during the pandemic in order to support children and families; and

WHEREAS, we continue to focus attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize that children’s opportunities are our responsibility. NOW, THEREFORE, I, KEITH W. CORBETT, Mayor of the City of Brookings, do hereby proclaim April 10 – April 16, 2021, as: WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set forth my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the City of Brookings, this 10th day of April, 2021.