March 29, 2024

Resources for April Observances

Various organizations, states, and nations recognize several observances each month. Resources help parents, caregivers, and childcare professionals acknowledge and navigate them.

Here is a list of resources for April observances:

Month-Long Observances

Month of the Young Child
Month of the Young Child, Trying Together
2024 Annual Celebration of Early Childhood Educators Dinner, Trying Together
2024 Homewood Early Learning Block Party, Trying Together
Affirming Black Joy: Race, Identity, and Early Childhood, Trying Together

Celebrate Diversity Month
A Celebration of Diversity in Pittsburgh, Visit Pittsburgh
Events, Pittsburgh Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

World Autism Month
Autism Acceptance Month, University of Pittsburgh
World Autism Month, American Autism Association
Family Guide for Early Intervention and Inclusion in Allegheny County, Trying Together
Upcoming Events, Autism Pittsburgh
A Sensory Friendly Guide to Pittsburgh, Visit Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Autism Services, The Children’s Institute

National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Guide for Parents, Trying Together
Resources to Keep Kids Safe, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS)
Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Managing Problem Behavior at Home, Child Mind Institute
National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Child Welfare Information Gateway
Strategies for Reducing Inequity in Child Protection: Addressing Bias, Child Welfare Information Gateway

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Sexual Violence Education, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Medical Treatment for Sexual Assault, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
National Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors and Their Loved Ones, Rape, Incest, and Abuse National Network (RAINN)
A Guide for Friends and Family of Sexual Assault Survivors, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know About Sexual Abuse, National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Week-Long Observances

April 6-12 is the Week of the Young Child
Week of the Young Child, National Association for the Education of Young Children
Week of the Young Child Events, Carnegie Science Center

April 7-13 is National Library Week
National Library Week Activities Scheduled at Northland Public Library in McCandless, TribLive

April 22-26 is Every Kid Healthy Week
Take Action During Every Kid Healthy Week, Action for Healthy Kids

Day Observances

April 2 is International Children’s Book Day
International Children’s Book Day 2024, Awareness Days
The 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time, Time Magazine
The Complete Checklist: 100 Must-Read Books, Scholastic

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day
Call for Participation: UN World Autism Awareness Day Event 2024, LinkedIn

April 4 is National School Librarian Day
National School Librarian Day 2024 Celebration Ideas, We Are Teachers
National School Librarian Day, There is a Day for That

April 5 is National Self Care Day
Caring for the Caregiver, Trying Together
Grandfamily Tip Sheets Provide Information on Self-Care and Youth Mental Health, Generations United

April 6 is National Library Day
National Library Day, Holiday Calendar
National Library Day, April 6, 2024, National Today
Events, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

April 15 is National American Sign Language Day
44 Incredible Ways to Teach Sign Language to Your Kids, Teaching Expertise
7 Children’s Books About Deafness, Deaf Unity

April 21 is National Kindergarten Day
National Kindergarten Day, National Day Calendar
Top 10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills, Hi5!
Kindergarten Transition, Trying Together
Kindergarten Registration Information for the 2024-25 School Year: Allegheny County, Trying Together
Kindergarten Registration Information for the 2024-25 School Year: Westmoreland, Fayette, Armstrong, Greene, and Butler Counties, Trying Together

April 22 is Earth Day
Wild Earth Music, Art, and Culture Festival, Pittsburgh Earth Day
History of Earth Day, National Geographic Kids
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Announces Earth Day Events in April, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Honoring Earth Month in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

April 23 is World Book Day
Book Request Form, Reading Ready Pittsburgh
Buzzword Words & Activities, Buzzword
World Book Day,
World Book Day 2024, National Literacy Trust
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Book Lists, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh