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WNC to plant pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Courtesy Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College Child Development Center will plant pinwheels on campus Monday, April 9 to help bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month.

“We are all here to protect and care for Nevada’s most vulnerable population,” said Anna Lisa Acosta, director of the Child Development Center. “​All of our teachers are trained to recognize child abuse and neglect, and we all play a part in protecting the children we care for.”

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®.


By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions, according to Pinwheels for Prevention. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical embodiment, or reminder, of the great childhoods we want for all children.

WNC’s CDC Pinwheel Planting Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday is one of many Prevent Child Abuse Nevada events that will be held around the state during the first week in April. On April 6, Prevent Child Abuse Nevada is encouraging individuals to wear blue to support and help raise awareness in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Acosta said that the CDC’s blue pinwheels will be planted on the lawn in front of the building. They will remain in place throughout April.

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