Baby Day Digital Celebration Partners With 60 Early Childhood Development Organizations Across Texas
The third annual Baby Day event, powered by PNC, goes virtual to highlight the need for healthy development of babies and toddlers.
DALLAS, January 13, 2021 — Baby Day, the first and only statewide celebration of babies and toddlers presented by First3Years and powered by PNC, today announces that registration has opened for the week-long celebration, which will bring together resources, activities and 60 childhood development organizations across Texas to participate in this year’s virtual event.
The week-long celebration will take place Sunday, Feb. 7, to Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, providing parents and caregivers of young children with more than 100 fun-and-play activities virtually from any location and device. Live and on-demand events will feature infant yoga, music classes, dance classes, curated art activities, mindfulness and breathing exercises, community conversations and more.
As a collaborative community event, we are grateful to see so many organizations and civic leaders play a part in the annual Baby Day celebration,” said Sadie Funk, CEO of First3Years. “Thanks to our supporters, including PNC Foundation, we are able to connect parents and caregivers to early childhood learning experiences that promote family bonding, create emotional connections and shape early brain development. They are truly helping Texas families make an impact in a child’s lifelong success.
Partners for this year’s Baby Day event include many of the leading childhood development organizations in cities across Texas, including Yoga N Da Hood (Dallas), UT Dallas Center for Children and Families (Dallas), Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas), Cook Children’s Center for Children’s Health (Fort Worth), UNT Health Science Center Healthy Start (Fort Worth), Botanical Research Institute of Texas (Fort Worth), Children’s Museum Houston (Houston), Mi Casa Es Tu Casa (Austin), San Antonio Public Library (San Antonio) and Early Childhood Home Visiting (San Marcos). Mayoral leaders in Texas cities participating in Baby Day include Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, and Brandon Capetillo, Mayor of Baytown.
Baby Day 2021 is powered by PNC through PNC Grow Up Great®, a bilingual $500 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. Additional funding support was received from Aetna, Cook Children’s – Center for Children’s Health, GetParentingTips (DFPS), HEB, The Miles Foundation, The Dallas Foundation, Walmart and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
We believe it is critically important to support and equip our communities with resources, like Baby Day, which are focused on infant and toddler brain development, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brendan McGuire, PNC regional president for North Texas. “We must address the significant challenges faced by caregivers and early childhood education professionals in our communities and support their work to create successful education outcomes for all young children.
Baby Day partners will lead activities virtually throughout the week, and parents and caregivers can register online and participate for free. In addition, participants that register by Jan. 22, will receive a free Baby Day educational package with development tools to help children participate in the event from home.
Partner organizations include (in alphabetical order by city):
|American Heart Association|
|Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning |
and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College
|GetParentingTips / Texas Prevention |
and Early Intervention – DFPS
|PNC Grow Up Great®|
|Songs for Seeds|
|Arlington||Arlington Public Library|
|Austin||Any Baby Can|
|Austin Child Guidance Center|
|Mi Casa Es Tu Casa|
|Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment|
|Baytown||Harris County Department of Education – |
Early Head Start
|Mayor Brandon Capetillo|
|Dallas Museum of Art|
|Dallas Public Library|
|Park Cities School of Music|
|United Way of Metropolitan Dallas|
|UT Dallas Center for Children and Families|
|UT Dallas Infant Neurodevelopment |
& Language Research Lab –
Baby Brain Lab
|The Warren Center|
|Yoga N Da Hood|
|Botanical Research Institute of Texas|
|Fort Worth Public Library|
|Help Me Grow|
|Mayor Betsy Price|
|Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas|
|My Health My Resources of Tarrant County|
|Play Studio by Green Space|
|Texas Christian University Music |
(TCU Music Prep)
|The Center for Children’s Health |
|UNT Health Science – Healthy Start|
|UNT Health Science – Pediatric Mobile Unit|
|Houston||Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese |
|Causeplay Alliance Project|
|Children’s Museum Houston|
|Easter Seals of Greater Houston|
|Harris County Public Library – |
|Harris County Public Library – |
Fairbanks Branch Library
|Houston Health Department – |
|Judge Lina Hidalgo|
|Mental Health America of Greater Houston|
|Prelude Music Foundation|
|Rice University Baker Institute|
|SEARCH Homeless Services|
|University of Houston – |
|San Antonio||San Antonio Public Library|
|The Children’s Shelter|
|San Marcos||City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation |
and Total Wellness
|Community Action, Inc. Early Childhood |
|San Marcos Public Library|
|Start Smart Hays & Caldwell|
About PNC Foundation
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a bilingual $500 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
About Baby Day and First3Years
Baby Day is the only statewide celebration of the first three years of life, a day established to celebrate the excitement and opportunity of our youngest Texans. Behind the Baby Day vision stands First3Years, the statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, advocate, and collaborate to advance the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and their families. Baby Day 2021 will take place online from February 7-13, 2021. Register online at https://babyday.us.