National Child Care Provider Day or Provider Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on the Friday before Mother’s Day. This commemoration was established in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey, who saw the need to recognize the work of child care providers. Each year, the celebration grows as individuals, local governments, and community groups take time to recognize and value the efforts of early learning providers. We want to say Thank You for all of your hard work! Because of your time, patience, and commitment, children are learning and feeling loved every day.
Being a child care provider can be very rewarding, but dealing with common challenges can make even the most seasoned provider want to pull out her hair sometimes! We just want to thank you for all of your hard work. We know you don’t always feel appreciated, but because of your time, energy, and dedication, children are having fun, learning, and feeling loved every day!
by Katie Brazerol
Whether you’re a director of a large child care center or a home child care provider, caring for young children can be a difficult task. To avoid burnout, it’s important for anyone taking care of children to find ways to relieve stress and find joy in what you do. Here is a list of suggestions to help you stay positive and refrain from burnout: