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

Current History…

Batavia, Ill.
May 28, 2022

The current state of children in America:

Today, children need your help! They need the assistance of parents, other adults, educators, religious and business leaders, to cope with the many issues and problems that they face in the 21st century. This website is dedicated to revive Children’s Day as a tool of support and commitment to America’s children.

And you can be a part of this great movement!

This enterprise to rebirth Children’s Day, which began in 2005 with a spark from my late mother Mabel, is centered on three main points...

  1. Governors/state legislatures and mayors/city councils issuing proclamations of support and hopefully the President...spread the word by Facebook and Twitter.
  2. The signing of commitment cards (2022) by parents, individuals, and leaders.
  3. Using Facebook Icon Facebook, Facebook page and Twitter, to keep the discussion and commitment at a year-round level.

You are needed! A grassroots movement is needed now!

Remember this, in the United States, observations of Children’s Day, the second Sunday in June, predate both Mother’s and Father’s Day. Since 2007, Illinois governors have issued proclamations proclaiming the second Sunday in June as Children’s Day. In 2011, the Wisconsin governor issued a proclamatipn. The mayors of Aurora and Batavia, Illinois, also have issued proclamations. So again in 2022 and beyond, we are for looking for more proclamations in more states and municipalities, and hopefully national.

Yes, America needs Children’s Day. Just plain... Children’s Day with no additional adjectives. It’s simple, but needed! There are many needs for today’s children... foster care, adoption, health care, protection from crime, education, spiritual/moral guidance, and most of all love by family and community. Children are a gift from God and they are our future.

I feel that now more than ever, children need a special day and the commitment. I’m hopeful that individuals, churches, denominations, media, businesses, government, and organizations can help spread the support for a national Children’s Day on the second Sunday in June. So spread the word about and to family, friends, community, and state.

With hope,
John Ross

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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