News Flash!

On Air Radio Interview
Melissa Harrison
KRLD Dallas/Ft. Worth - 06/08/18
(MP3 Audio)

In The Media
Newsweek 06/09/19
National Children's Day: Charities to Donate to,
History and Facts About Day to Celebrate Future Generations

Worth Reading
Chicago Sun-Times
op-ed 06/10/22

We must make children our priority by David McGrath

2022 news release(s):
Kids Need “Children’s Day” - 06/01/22
Kids Still Need “Children’s Day” - 06/09/22

2022 proclamation(s):
Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke's 2022 Proclamation
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker 2022 Proclamation

2021 news release:
“Children’s Day” during a pandemic crisis - 06/07/21

2020 news release:
“Children’s Day” during a pandemic - 06/08/20

2019 news release:
Reminder: Every day is not “Children’s Day” - 05/29/19

2020 proclamation:
Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke's 2020 Proclamation

2018 news release(s):
Every day is not “Children’s Day” - 05/11/18
America Prepares for “Children’s Day” Coming Next Sunday - 06/01/18

2018 proclamation(s):
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2018 Proclamation
Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke's 2018 Proclamation
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin's 2018 Proclamation
Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski's 2018 Proclamation

From National Foundation for Women Legislators - June 10
Help NFWL Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking on National Children's Day.

From Washington Post - Esther J. Cepeda
When will America stop hurting children? - May 30, 2018

From Mother Nature Network - 04/27/17
Why doesn't the U.S. have a Children's Day?

Little Rock, AR... Coming June 9-11
Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Community Basketball Tournament

View 2017 news release(s):
Nation Prepares for “Children’s Day” Coming Next Sunday - 06/02/17
Every day is not “Children’s Day” - 05/11/17

2017 proclamation(s):
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin's 2017 Proclamation
Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke's 2017 Proclamation
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2017 Proclamation

2016 proclamation(s):
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2016 Proclamation
Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois
Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois

2016 news release(s):
Churches and Denominations Support Children’s Day - 06/08/16
With Mother’s Day a few days away… Why not Children’s Day - 05/04/16

Reminder: Alaska sets date into law... 2015 Press Release
Note...Illinois (2010) and Massachusetts have statues for the day.

(06/02/15) from the Los Angeles Times: In Theory: What do you think of National Children’s Day?

Alaska to establish Children’s Day
(04/22/15) Legislature Makes Second Sunday in June Children’s Day in Alaska

View 2015 proclamations:
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2015 Proclamation (Sorry for the delay... coming soon!)
New!! Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois
Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois

View 2015 legislation:
New!! Alaska legislation setting Children’s Day as Second Sunday in June

2015 news release(s):
Nation Prepares for Children’s Day on Sunday - 06/11/15
Churches and Denominations Support Children’s Day - 06/04/15
With Mother’s Day now past… Why not Children’s Day - 05/18/15
With Mother’s Day a few days away… Why not Children’s Day - 04/20/15

View 2014 proclamations:
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn again proclaims June 8 Children’s Day
as does
Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois &
Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois

Quincy (Mass.) 6-year-old helps make Sunday a local holiday for kids - The Patriot Ledger
Children's Day in Jay June 7 -

The Children’s Day Triathlon - Bethseda, Maryland

5 Ways to Empower the Next Generation of Leaders - Helen Keller International

National Children’s Day: Sentimental & silly quotes about children -


Huntington, WV Celebrate Children’s Day at Ritter Park (2013 Photo Gallery)

Letters to the Editor
& more

(06/06/14) - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Caring for our kids
(06/07/14) - The Advocate Celebrate Children’s Day
(06/09/13) - Happy Children’s Day: Celebrating America's most precious resource
(06/05/13) - Herald News Children’s Day meant to be celebrated
(06/02/13) - Feliciana Explorer Celebrate Children’s Day Sunday, June 9
(05/29/12) - Chicago Sun-Times: Churches could help expand preschool education


Commentary from Rev. Dr. Lillian Capehart: Pray for our children

Now on Facebook… be a fan! Facebook page.

Here are 10 Ideas for America’s Churches on “Children’s Day”

Puzzle & Bumper Stickers:

Some Endorsements:


Children's Day logo

Contacts for State Governors…

(As of Thursday, May 10, 2018)
Proclamation requests should be made to governor’s office at least 3-4 weeks before Children's Day.

Alabama - Governor Kay Ivey

Alaska - Governor Bill Walker

Arkansas - Governor Asa Hutchinson

Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey

California - Governor Jerry Brown

Colorado - Governor John Hickenlooper

Connecticut - Governor Dannel P. Malloy

Delaware - Governor John Carney

Florida - Governor Rick Scott

Georgia - Governor Nathan Deal

Hawaii - Governor David Y. Ige

Idaho - Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter

Illinois - Governor Bruce Rauner

Indiana - Governor Eric J. Holcomb

Iowa - Governor Kim Reynolds

Kansas - Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D

Kentucky - Governor Matt Bevin

Louisiana - Governor John Bel Edwards

Maine - Governor Paul LePage

Maryland - Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.

Massachusetts - Governor Charlie Baker

Michigan - Governor Rick Snyder,4668,7-277-57577_59874---,00.html

Minnesota - Governor Mark Dayton

Mississippi - Governor Phil Bryant

Missouri - Governor Eric R. Greitens

Montana - Governor Steve Bullock

Nebraska - Governor Pete Ricketts

Neveda - Governor Brian Sandoval

New Hampshire - Governor Chris Sununu

New Jersey - Governor Phil Murphy

New Mexico - Governor Susana Martinez

New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

North Carolina - Governor Roy Cooper

North Dakota - Governor Doug Burgum

Ohio - Governor John R. Kasich

Oklahoma - Govnernor Mary Fallin

Oregon - Governor Kate Brown

Pennsylvania - Governor Tom Wolf

Rhode Island - Governor Gina M. Raimondo

South Carolina - Governor Henry McMaster

South Dakota - Governor Dennis Daugaard

Tennessee - Governor Bill Haslam

Texas - Governor Greg Abbott

Utah - Governor Gary R. Herbert

Vermont - Governor Phil Scott

Virginia - Governor Ralph S. Northam

Washington - Governor Jay Inslee

West Virginia - Governor Jim Justice

Wisconsin - Governor Scott Walker

Wyoming - Governor Matt Mead

*Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico) - Governor (El Gobernador) Ricardo Rosselló Nevares

Feature: Children’s Day song

Mr. Dan developed a national Children’s Day song that was released in 2006 and was revised in 2011.
Hear Mr. Dan’s “I Love Being A Kid.” Visit Mr. Dan at

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