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National Childcare Provider Day

From Left to Right: Chuck Loudin, Executive Director of the Child Development Center of Central WV, Mayor David McCauley, Debora Brockleman, Director of Stockert Youth & Community Center, and Michelle Harter, Program Coordinator at SYCC.
Chuck Loudin holds the Childcare Provider Day Proclamation celebrating the contributions of childcare providers in our community, whether at home or at childcare facilities!


WHEREAS, the celebration of childcare providers was first observed in New Jersey in 1996 recognizing the service & immense contributions of childcare providers, teachers, & youth educators to our society & throughout our nation; &

WHEREAS, during this now 25th annual celebration that is recognized the Friday before each Mother’s Day, we should all be especially mindful & appreciative of the care, commitment, compassion, & love exhibited by our childcare providers for our children; &

WHEREAS, less than one-third of the children in America have a full-time, stay-at-home parent & thus childcare providers are so often partners in rearing so many of our children; &

WHEREAS, childcare providers include private home daycare, daycare centers, in-home providers, after-school programs, & live-in nannies in whom we collectively place our trust as childcare providers share child-rearing responsibilities with parents & guardians;

WHEREAS, our Buckhannon-Upshur childcare providers deserve our highest recognition & commendation for their important service to our community while taking care of our most precious assets- our children; &

WHEREAS, all of the employees of the Child Development Center, Kids R Kids, Mountain Cap’s CDC, The Island Nursery, Little Ones Place, Tennerton Tots, Head Start, & our City’s own Stockert Youth & Community Center together with all other childcare providers employed in our B-U community- collectively offer us kind & competent reassurance during this critical time that our children are in most excellent & caring hands.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID W. McCAULEY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BUCKHANNON, pursuant to the power & authority duly vested in me, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 8, 2020, to be NATIONAL CHILDCARE PROVIDER DAY throughout Buckhannon.  I further urge all of our residents to be mindful of the incredible contributions & selfless service offered to our community by our childcare providers especially during this anxious & trying time, & I encourage all of our residents to make it a point this week to seek out our childcare providers & thank each of them for all that they do for us every day. 

Given under my hand & the official seal of 

The City of Buckhannon, this 8th day of May, 2020

David W. McCauley, Mayor