2023 Strolling Thunder - Week of the Young Child

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2023 Strolling Thunder - Week of the Young Child

This is an event to bring together infants, toddlers, & families to urge policymakers to make the needs of Alabama's children a priority.

By Alabama Partnership for Children

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, April 4 · 10am - 2pm CDT


Alabama State Capitol 600 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36130

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

We invite all who advocate for young children to walk with us, pushing babies and toddlers in strollers to help bring awareness to the vital investments needed in programs for Alabama’s children from birth to age 3. There will be events for children and information for adults on helping young children thrive. Advocates will also deliver hand-made handprints from children all over the state to our state lawmakers.

Learn more: https://alabamapartnershipforchildren.org/strolling-thunder/


9:50am - Gather on the Capitol Steps

10:00am - News Conference with Governor Kay Ivey on the Capitol Steps

10:20am - Strolling Thunder Parade to South Lawn

11:00am- 2:00pm - Strolling Thunder Expo | Lunch, Children and Family Activities on the South Lawn, Handprint Package and Note Delivery to Alabama State House

2:00pm - Conclude

**A boxed lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions or allergies please bring your own sack lunch and picnic with us!

Information on parking, transportation and more details about the event will be emailed out one week before the event.

Check out our Twitter @Thriveby5, Instagram @AlabamaPartnershipforChildren and Facebook at Alabama Partnership for Children for more updates!

Help us 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.

Background: Each year, the Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) promotes the Week of the Young Child in Alabama by coordinating Joining Hands for Week of the Young Child, a half-day event during Alabama’s legislative session designed to raise awareness among local and state decision makers on the needs of young children in Alabama. The APC invites individuals, families, and organizations to participate in the annual Joining Hands for Week of the Young Child event.

For more information on Week of the Young Child, contact Mariah Scarver by email at mscarver@apcteam.org or by phone toll-free at 1-866-711-4025.

About the organizer

The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to develop, design, and implement a unified approach for improving outcomes of children from birth to age five in Alabama. This public/private partnership is a distinct initiative to develop and strengthen systems, forge strategies, and increase public awareness for all early childhood programs in Alabama. The APC is guided by a diverse board of directors committed to enhancing the quality of life for children birth to five years in Alabama by supporting strong families, access to quality health services, and quality early learning experiences.