2014 – H8046

Enacted 04/10/14

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N


Introduced By: Representatives Diaz, Slater, Cimini, Ajello, and Williams

Date Introduced: April 10, 2014


WHEREAS, On April 10th of 2014, a panoply of citizens representing myriad organizations and institutions from across our state will gather to celebrate the second annual Child Care Awareness Day; and

WHEREAS, This event is being held “to highlight the work of various organizations and programs in the state that work every day to improve the lives of children, youth, and families by providing high quality care and education”; and  

WHEREAS, Research on the human brain reveals that an overwhelming amount of a person’s lifetime brain development occurs during early childhood, before the age of three; and

WHEREAS, To be prepared for success, our children must receive high quality child care from caregivers who have the appropriate skills, education, and training; and   

WHEREAS, A child care teacher’s day is spent interacting with children and caring for their needs, because it is through play, interaction, and socializing that children learn the fundamentals about others, as well as the world around them; and

WHEREAS, High quality child care is sensitive, responsive, personal, and developmentally appropriate. It provides the proper nurturing that children need at one of the most critical and vulnerable times in their lives; and

WHEREAS, It is of immense importance that Rhode Island’s children receive the highest quality care and are challenged at an early age, so that they may develop the necessary abilities to thrive in adulthood and someday lead our state into an even brighter future; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations hereby proclaims the 10th of April, 2014, to be the third annual “Child Care Awareness Day.”  We urge all the citizens of the state to join with us in recognizing the tremendous skills, dedication, diligence, and value of the laudable child care providers who protect and nourish our children and equip them for future success; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to transmit duly certified copies of this resolution to the President of the Child Care Directors Association, the Director of Prevent Child Abuse RI, and the Chair of the Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care.