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.
by Kelley Jilek
Veterans Day falls on November 11 each year, honoring veterans of all wars in which the United States has fought, as well as those who are currently serving in our military. It was originally established to honor Americans who had served in World War I, on November 11 which is the day that war ended in 1918. Here are a few suggested ideas to observe this day in your setting and help children understand the importance of honoring our Veterans.
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!