Appreciating child care providers

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Val Rita of A Room to Grow Preschool, Phylicia Burns of PATCH (People Attentive to Children), Mandie Gibson of The Koloa Early School, Carol Riopta of Child & Family Service Head Start, Toni Fujimoto of Kaua‘i Community College, Marcie Whitman of the Kaua‘i Montessori Project, and Alanna Bauman and Alice Luck of the Kaua‘i Planning & Action Alliance, accept a proclamation from Mayor Derek Kawakami recognizing September as Child Care Provider Appreciation Month, last week in the rotunda of the Lihu‘e Civic Center’s Mo‘ikeha Building.

LIHU‘E — Child care providers and the early learning sector on Kaua‘i play critical roles in the economy by supporting the workforce, said the Kaua‘i Planning &Action Alliance.