House Recognizes Actions of Child Care Centers During Pandemic

Mike Seals - May 19, 2021 10:44 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the heroic actions of child care centers and homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, presented House Resolution 1036 on the House floor Tuesday morning. The resolution reads, in part, “These workers and the Oklahoma Licensed Child Care Centers and Homes are to be commended for their dedication, financial sacrifice and service to the State of Oklahoma during the past year and continuing into 2021.”

Child care centers were considered essential businesses and remained open so parents could continue working. Randleman said it was critical for parents to have reliable child care as Oklahoma opened back up so they could return to work and spur the state’s economy.

“With this resolution, I wanted to acknowledge how difficult it has been for Oklahoma’s licensed child care centers and homes to stay open during the pandemic,” Randleman said. “The workers and staff are to be commended for their heroic efforts in spite of tremendous financial, physical and emotional strain. They have done a great service to the people of Oklahoma, and I know they will continue to provide loving care for our children in the upcoming days. To all of the licensed child care centers and homes across our state, you are appreciated!”

Randleman also recognized representatives from some child care organizations who were present in the House gallery, including the Oklahoma Child Care Association, the Licensed Child Care Association of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Family Child Care Alliance.

BELOW: Rep. Randy Randleman presents House Resolution 1036 on the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

BELOW: Addy and Lila Lemieux visited the Capitol with their grandfather, Gus Blackwell of the Oklahoma Child Care Association, to hear Rep. Randleman present House Resolution 1036:



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