Over two decades ago, a group of volunteers in New Jersey decided to set aside a day to honor child care providers, teachers and other educators who dedicate their lives to caring for and educating young children. Since its inauguration in 1996, National Provider Appreciation Day® has been celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day.

Child care programs have been faced with many challenges recently: making difficult decisions about whether to close their doors or remain open to provide emergency care for essential workers, dealing with financial uncertainty, keeping informed on rapidly changing protocols, navigating financial relief programs and much more. Despite the challenges, child care providers continue to take steps to do what is best for children and families. Providers are among this country’s unsung heroes.

Today we say a huge THANK YOU to all our Providers out there! Tag someone in the comments to spread a little love 💙

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