Monthlong celebration of children

First photo: There were a couple of hundred preschoolers roaming the lawn in front of the Kalana O Maui county building Monday morning, part of proclamation signings by Mayor Alan Arakawa for the Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Second photo: The event was put together in conjunction with the state Department of Health Family Health Services Section of the Maui District Health Office. Ka’apuni A’arona (front left), 3, and Naupaka Olaitiman, 4, enjoy an Uncle Wayne singalong while Ka’ale Mailou-Kaiwi, 4, plays with her purple shaker egg. Also at the event, Arakawa is joined by Jubilee Pali Kaneakua, 3, Hawana Ka’aihue, 3, and Little Explorers teacher Vanessa Valencia in planting pinwheels in honor of Prevent Child Abuse Month.