Governor Dunleavy Proclaims Feb. 26 Child Care Provider Day

February 25, 2021

Governor Mike Dunleavy has proclaimed Feb. 26, 2021 as Child Care Provider Day throughout Alaska.

The governor’s proclamation recognizes that child care is critical to Alaska’s infrastructure and a vital resource that supports working families and strengthens the workforce.

Gov. Dunleavy noted that COVID-19 has created an ever-expanding demand for child care options as many Alaskans continue to work through the pandemic. He also wrote that while some programs, schools and after-school programs have experienced closures, many child care programs continue to support families by staying open and implementing new procedures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while still providing this vital service.

“Alaska’s future depends on the quality of the early childhood experiences provided to you children today,” the proclamation continues, “and the continuation of high-quality early child care services represents a worthy commitment to our children’s future.”

thread thanks the governor for recognizing the important work of early childhood educators in Alaska.