MAY 9, 2014 IS PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY IN FLORIDA AND THE NATION
(Boynton Beach) Florida, May 9, 2014–Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed May 9, 2014, Provider Appreciation Day in the state of Florida. The Friday before Mother’s Day is also the national day of recognition for child care providers
Florida is home to more than one million children younger than 5. Of these, more than 350,000 attend some type of early education program. Through the non-profit public/private partnership efforts of the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, over 800 providers serve more than 30,000 children in the region.
Coalition Chief Executive Office, Warren Eldridge said, “Early education is essential in this county, we commend the commitment to the providers, who strive for excellence for our children. We also are pleased Governor Scott has taken this opportunity to applaud those that serve Florida’s children.”