April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Both of our Primary Beginnings child care centers are proud to support National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

What is Child Abuse?

Per ChildHelp.org, child abuse can be defined as “any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and development”. Child abuse also includes any damage to children that cannot be reasonably explained, and is often represented by non-accidental injuries. Child abuse can come in a variety of forms including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, spiritual abuse and fetal abuse. The effects of abuse are longstanding, often leading to academic failure, health issues and increased crime rates and violence.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month was started in April 1982 in response to the growing problem of child abuse and neglect. Since then, the government and associated organizations have spread information about the detrimental effects of unresolved child abuse. Throughout April, we encourage Raleigh residents to come together to ensure all kids have the safe, nurturing and stable environments they need to be successful in today’s world.

The Pinwheel Garden

The Pinwheel Garden was started in April 2008 as a way for communities to support the healthy educational development and growth of children. The pinwheel, when shining in the sun, reflects the bright future that all children deserve – and that getting it right early is less expensive than fixing it later. Since April 2008, over 900,000 pinwheels have been displayed nationwide. Pinwheel Garden at Raleigh Preschool Both of our Raleigh preschool locations have “planted” pinwheel gardens in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Come visit either Raleigh preschool to see our pinwheel garden! Want to learn more about how you can prevent child abuse? Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is the only statewide organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. Visit www.preventchildabusenc.org today!

About Primary Beginnings in Raleigh

Primary Beginnings is a 5-Star rated child care center in Raleigh, NC. We are dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, providing a safe, stable, nurturing and healthy educational program for children to grow and learn. Learn more about our Spring Forest and North Hills centers, then schedule a tour!