R 205
2017 -- H 6165
Enacted 04/27/2017

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Representatives Diaz, Williams, Ruggiero, Hearn, and Lombardi
Date Introduced: April 27, 2017

     WHEREAS, On April 27th of 2017, a panoply of citizens representing myriad
organizations and institutions from across our state will gather to celebrate the sixth 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 27th of April, 2017, to be the sixth 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.