And though it is now common practice to see the very youthful parade with their parents and teachers, moving through the city streets, the event still manages to create a buzz and excitement amongst residents who line the sidewalks to witness the spectacle.
Today’ event was all part of a month-long series of activities for the celebration of Early Childhood Month, and it also climaxed the planned programme of engagements.
According to organizers, this year they wanted to place the emphasis on putting an end to child abuse.
This was the 28th year of the parade and one other aim was to generate interest amongst members of the public, in the early childhood sector.
This year’s early childhood celebration theme was ‘ACT NOW! Break the Silence- Stop Child Abuse ‘
Minister of Social services Marcela Liburd participated in the march as well as Minister of Education, Nigel Carty.
The march also climaxed with a mini concert at Independence Square where it featured drummers from the Dr. William Connor Primary School as well as a monologue by reigning Caribbean Talented Teen Siobhan Phipps.
Minster Liburd told the crowd on hand that it is essential that parents safeguard their children from any form of abuse, as it can cause trauma on the children.