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WHEREASThe Reno Association for the Education of Young Children (RAEYC), and other local organizations, in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children, are celebrating the Week of the Young Child; and

WHEREAS, these organizations and many others are working to improve early learning opportunities, including early literacy programs, that can provide a foundation of learning and success for children in Nevada; and

WHEREAS, public policies that support early learning for all young children are crucial for creating bright and successful futures, and teachers and others who make a difference in the lives of Nevada's young children are deserving of our thanks and appreciation; and

WHEREAS, this Administration is steadfastly committed to expanding early education access and resources for all of Nevada's young learners, and has endeavored to provide early education opportunities through the creation of the Office of Early Learning and Development and other initiatives, and has invested millions of dollars in statewide full-day pre-Kindergarten programs; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada continues to support efforts to promote quality early learning programs and literacy initiatives, and acknowledges the critical importance of early education in the continued success and prosperity of the citizens of this state now, and for generations to come;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 10-16 2016, as



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