BIDDEFORD – April 10-16 is the Week of the Young Child in Biddeford. Mayor Alan Casavant was to make the proclamation at the Tuesday, April 6 City Council meeting.

The Week of the Young Child is designed to focus public attention on the needs of children and their families, and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

In its 50th year, the Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the world’s largest early childhood education association with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 51 affiliates including the MaineAEYC.

Celebrations to recognize the Week of the Young Child are planned throughout Maine and the  country. Learn more at the MaineAEYC website at or follow Biddeford Ready! on Facebook or Twitter for event announcements in the Biddeford area.

Biddeford Ready! is comprised of a network of community partners working together to provide families and community the support and resources children need from birth to age five to enter kindergarten ready to reach their full potential.

“This proclamation by Mayor Casavant shows the City’s commitment to early childhood care and education, which not only provides the building blocks for children to thrive in school, it is also critical to supporting the workforce and local economy,” said Biddeford Ready network coordinator Sharon Trace.


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