April 29, 2020

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day is May 8

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day is Friday, May 8. This year it is especially important to let your provider know how much you appreciate them. And while it is important to appreciate your provider every day, Provider Appreciation Day is a special day for making sure child care providers everywhere feel appreciated for the important work they do.

There are many ways to thank your provider and show your appreciation. Here are a few ideas:

  • Have your child make them a special card or a poster
  • Drop off breakfast or lunch
  • Give a gift card
  • Bring a special treat
  • Write a nice note

As part of our efforts to recognize and appreciate providers, we are collecting provider appreciation videos from parents to share on our social media. If you would like to share your appreciation for your provider in this way, please email us a short, simple video (no more than one minute long) to ChildCareAware@wa.childcareaware.org or message us on Facebook. Your provider could win an Amazon gift card!

Child care providers work very long days, and often are not compensated well. During the current COVID-19 crisis, providers are working extra hard following new guidelines for sanitation and social distancing, while also facing the increased risk of exposure. Please make sure to let your provider know how much you appreciate all they do for your child and family. After all, what would you do without them?