Provider Appreciation Day


By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, the Alabama Partnership for Children and other organizations nationwide are recognizing child care providers on this day; and

WHEREAS, of the 20 million children under age 5 in America, 11 million are in some form of child care setting; and

WHEREAS, by calling attention to the importance of high-quality child care services for all children and families within Alabama, these groups hope to improve the quality and availability of such services; and

WHEREAS, our future depends on the quality of the early childhood experiences provided to young children today. High quality early childcare services represent a worthy commitment to our children’s future:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2017, as

Provider Appreciation Day

in the State of Alabama and urge all citizens to recognize Child Care Providers for their important work.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 29th day of March 2017.

Robert Bentley