June 7, 2024

National Black Child Development Week to Kick Off on June 9

The National Black Child Development Institute’s (NBCDI) National Black Child Development Week will take place from Sunday, June 9 to Friday, June 14.

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The goal of the week is to increase the visibility of issues and opportunities related to the healthy, safe, and joyful development of Black children. It aims to embolden individuals and organizations around the world to act on their behalf.

Throughout the week, NBCDI will host a variety of virtual events and activities that will focus on meaningful discussions and actions.

This year’s theme is “Igniting Revolution: A Weeklong Opportunity to Advocate and Advance NBCDI’s Eight Essential Outcomes Across the Nation.” The theme reflects the institute’s commitment to fostering significant and lasting change for Black children and families.

The week’s theme day events include:

  • Children’s Day (Sunday, June 9)
  • The Eight Essential Outcomes (Monday, June 10)
  • Embracing Children as Children (Tuesday, June 11)
  • Health & Wellbeing (Wednesday, June 12)
  • Affirming Environments (Thursday, June 13)
  • Celebrate Black Children (Friday, June 14)

More Details

All events are available on Facebook Live and Zoom at 4 p.m. EST on Sunday and 12 p.m. on each weekday. 

For more information on the events or to join them, visit the National Black Child Development Week website.