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Provider Appreciation Day
Provider Appreciation Day is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere.
Started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey, Provider Appreciation Day is appropriately celebrated each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day. The founding organizers saw the need to recognize the tireless efforts of providers who care for children of working parents. Momentum and support for this event has grown each year and recognition presently includes individuals and government organizations throughout the United States.
Provider Appreciation Day has been supported by groups in all 50 states as well Canada, Europe and Asia. Supporters have initiated proclamations that have been signed by many local governments and governors, gained media coverage, and planned events where business and community leaders as well as parents have honored child care providers and others in the child care workforce on this important day.
To honor and recognize providers and members of the workforce for their contributions to the growth, health, and education of our next generation, we would like to highlight the stars in this field as an example to their peers not just annually but monthly!