NATIONAL PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY
National Provider Appreciation Day, also known as National Child Care Provider Day, is annually celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day. The special day recognizes child care providers, teachers, and other educators of young children everywhere.
Child care providers deserve a big “Thank you” for their dedication, commitment, and compassion. Less than one-third of the children in America have a full-time stay-at-home parent. Since the child care provider is a partner in raising children, parents carefully choose their child care provider. It may be a private home daycare, a daycare center, an in-home provider, or a live-in nanny. Parents put their trust in their childcare providers as they share child-rearing responsibilities with them.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ProviderAppreciationDay
Let your child care provider know how much you appreciate all they do. Use #ProviderAppreciationDay to post on social media.
Download and print this postcard to color and give it to your daycare provider. It’s also teacher, nurses, and Mother’s Day week. Print out multiple and send them to all those who deserve some appreciation. Print one side or print both sides on 5.5 inch by 4.5 inch card stock.
NATIONAL PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY HISTORY
National Provider Appreciation Day, was started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey. This group saw the need to recognize the tireless efforts of providers who care for children of working parents. Each year since momentum and support have grown, and recognition currently includes individual and government organizations throughout the United States. A proclamation is signed each year by many of the State Governors. For more information on National Provider Appreciation Day visit www.providerappreciationday.org.
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