By Hannah Held, CFEB President

MORRO BAY — The Community Foundation of Estero Bay is pleased to announce our participation this year in a month-long celebration of the young child. The Month of the Young Child™ is an annual event sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 51 affiliates. 

The purpose of The Month of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. 

This is a time to plan how we as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation will better meet the needs of all young children and their families. It is a month to recognize that children’s opportunities are our responsibilities and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences an environment at home, at child care, at school, and in the community that will promote their early learning.

As students in San Luis Obispo County head back to school, the Community Foundation of Estero Bay remains steadfast in supporting youth in the area.  We stand poised to promote participation in Recreation and Enrichment activities that enhance our young community members’ lives. 

The Foundation joins many other organizations nationwide who celebrate youth during The Month of the Young Child™ throughout April. Even with different circumstances during the COVID-19 crisis, the Foundation continues to find creative ways to celebrate children and families!  

We ask that you join us in wearing a purple ribbon during the month of April and show your support for all children.  

Additionally, look for a virtual message from the Foundation promoted by the SLO Child Care Planning Council. 

For more details and information about the Community Foundation of Estero Bay, visit or contact Hannah Held, CFEB President at