In honor of today, National Love Our Children Day, I have carefully looked through the thousands of images submitted to L.A. Photo Curator's 44 competitions since it's inception (2015) to bring you the most outstanding images regarding children. As a nanny myself, I have a particular interest in children and have included a few of my images as well.

National Love Our Children Day, on the first Saturday in April, focuses on raising awareness on child abuse during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This day honors all children and encourages us to develop loving, respectful relationships with our children.

Child abuse and neglect affect an estimated 700,000 children each year in the United States. Of these, the youngest are the most vulnerable. In 2015 in the United States, statistics from the U.S. Administration for Children & Families estimate that 1,670 childrendied as a result of abuse and neglect.

Love Our Children USA sponsors and promotes this day annually and hosted the first National Love Our Children Day on April 3, 2004.

Laurie Freitag
Director- L.A. Photo Curator

Here are the photographers that are included in this online exhibition. Click on the links at the bottom of the pages to go to the exhibition.

Exhibition #1: 

Alberta Mesirca
Anna Grevenitis
Anne Berry
Annette Burke
Annie Claflin
Astrid Reischwitz
Barbara Dombach
Breanna Peterson
Carla Tabora
Carole Glauber
Carrie Usmar
Cetywa Powell
Cheryl Clegg
Cindy Weisbart
Deb Achak
Deb Schwedhelm
Diana Nicholette Jeon
Ellen Friedlander
Ellen Jacob
Harry Longstreet
Heather Solomon
Heather Williams
Holly Donovan
Ilya Trofimenko
Megan Jacobs
Jennifer Maiotti
Jesse Kieffer
Katherine Clayton
Katherine Richmond
Katie Golobic
Katie Shaw
Katy Parks
Kip Harris
Laurie Freitag
Leslie M Guzman
Lisa L Peters
Liv Mann
LM Wood
Mara Zaslove
Mariette Allen 

Exhibition #2:

Maude Bardet
Maxwell Pena
Melanie Metz
Michael Cohen
Mohammad Shahnewaz
Nadia Stone
Nancy Roberts
Natalie Obermaier
Norman Aragones
Olesya Konovalova
Oliver Raschka
Paule Rae Gibson
Pere Ibanez
Phanuphan Kitsawaeng
Prescott Lassman
Rebecca Weston
Renee Akana
Rita Nannini
Robin Apple
Romina Mandrini

Exhibition #3:

Samanta Aretino
Sarah Marie Rooney
Shawna Gibbs
Sonia Melnikova-Raich
Susan Kaufer Carey
Susan Lapides
Thom O'Connor
Thouly Dosios
Troy Colby