September 26, 2023

Resources for October Observances

Various organizations, states, and nations recognize a number of observances each month. Resources help parents, caregivers, and child care professionals acknowledge and navigate them.

Here is a list of resources for October observances:

Month-Long Observances

Head Start Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (continued)

National Book Month

Days of Recognition

October 2 is National Child Health Day

October 4 is National Walk to School Day

October 7 is National Play Outside Day

October 9 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 10 is World Mental Health Day

October 11 is National Coming Out Day