Early Childhood Professionals Day


WHEREAS, the health and safety of all Virginians is important to the happiness, well-being, and prosperity of our Commonwealth's families and communities; and


WHEREAS, every child in Virginia is a precious individual, full of promise and great potential; and


WHEREAS, there are over one million children under the age of thirteen in Virginia; and


WHEREAS, Virginia's early childhood professionals work daily to ensure our children’s safety, health, and well-being, and further our children's educational and social skills; and


WHEREAS, it is important to encourage professional levels of practice among those who have chosen to assist families in safeguarding and nurturing children; and


WHEREAS, Early Childhood Professionals Day is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of those who are working directly with our children and building Virginia's future;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 9, 2014, as EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.