April 2013: Month of the Young Child

WHEREAS, the future of our great state depends on the quality of life we provide to Michigan's children today; and,


WHEREAS, as parents, teachers, lawmakers and community leaders, it is our collective responsibility to ensure special care and attention is given to young children so that they grow and mature into loving, capable, considerate and productive adults; and,


WHEREAS, since 1971, one week in April has been celebrated nationally as Week of the Young Child; in 1985, Michigan expanded the celebration to the entire month of April; and,


WHEREAS, during this month, we recognize and encourage efforts that foster the education and well-being of Michigan's youth-our future leaders;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 2013 as Month of the Young Child in Michigan.