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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we can each play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities throughout our country.

Friday, May 01, 2015

National Foster Care Month

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of the more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system throughout the country.  The campaign raises awareness about the need for foster families.  Visit the OCFS website or the Foster Care Month website  for more information.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

"I Love My Park" Day

I Love My Park Day is organized by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the NYS Commission on National and Community Service.  Volunteers from across the state will participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites, cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trails and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various site improvement projects.

For information visit

Sunday, May 03, 2015

National Public Service Recognition Week

 Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.

Throughout the country, mayors, governors, agency leaders, communities and public service organizations participate in PSRW by issuing proclamations; hosting award ceremonies and special tribute events; and delivering messages about the value of public service.

The theme for 2015 is Government Works.  The week will showcase the accomplishments of public services and recognize the significant challenges they take on each and every day.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Provider Appreciation Day

This special day recognizes child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere.

If you want to share your appreciation of your child's provider, you can post it here or you can print out this certificate to give to your provider.

Friday, May 08, 2015

New York State Citizens Coalition for Children 26th Annual Conference: Uniting Families

The NYSCCC 26th annual conference, Uniting Families, will focus on NYSCCC and NYS programs and initiatives to unite families of all kinds to work together in order to ensure a permanent loving family for every child.

The NYSCCC statewide family of parents, professionals, and advocates will gather together in Albany to explore and share ideas, tools, and resources to form new families through adoption; support reunification and connection with birth families; create linkages between foster families; and build relationships between parents and agencies.

Nationally known speakers and 30 workshop presenters, selected for their knowledge and expertise, will reflect on emotional and professional commitment to unifying families; and assist participants to gain perspective, increase skills, and learn to appreciate the positives.   More information

Marriott Hotel, Albany, New York

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

Monday, June 15, 2015

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the scope of elder abuse and educate the public about the warning signs of possible abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.  

The Awareness Day also encourages reporting of suspected elder abuse to the local Adult Protective Services unit and law enforcement; and sends a strong message that causing physical, emotional, or mental harm or injury, using methods of intimidation, taking advantage of a senior, or jeopardizing his or her health or welfare - is inexcusable and intolerable.


Saturday, July 04, 2015

Independence Day

Monday, September 07, 2015

Labor Day

Monday, October 12, 2015

Columbus Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans' Day

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Day



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