Child care providers earn well-deserved day of recognition

2013-05-06T22:00:00Z Child care providers earn well-deserved day of recognitionLola Nickens Napa Valley Register
May 06, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

The second Sunday in May has long been recognized as the day to honor mothers and their commitment to children. The Friday before Mother’s Day, May 10, 2013, is Provider Appreciation Day, a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers, school-age program staff, child care center directors and staff, and all those who work with children and are responsible for their education and care.

It is estimated that nearly 11 million children under age 5 are cared for by 2.8 million child care providers in the United States.

“By recognizing the dedication of child care providers on May 10, we remind our communities of the importance of quality child care and let providers everywhere know that we recognize and value their important work,” said Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., executive director of Child Care Aware of America, the host organization of Provider Appreciation Day. “Ninety percent of brain development occurs during the first five years of life. Providing quality care for our children — especially during this critical time — will help ensure their future success.”

Community Resources for Children would like to say a heartfelt “thank you” to all who care for children other than their own. We know your choice to care for children means that you work long hours for little financial reward and commend you for your sacrifice. We appreciate your commitment to Napa County’s children.

Lola Nickens / Napa

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  1. publiusa
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    publiusa - May 07, 2013 6:39 am
    This is ridiculous. All of the people working in government child care programs, schools and other government agencies are paid excessively in pay and benefits. That is thanks enough. In fact, there is so much fraud in these agencies that 90% of them can be closed with no ill effect on the children. We all know about the NCOE child care programs that are so misused that no one cares what kids show up as long as there are enough to guarantee the teachers get paid.
  2. Cribster
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    Cribster - May 09, 2013 7:24 pm
    Show your child care provider how much you appreciate them by leaving them a review on www.cribsters.com! We have over 100,000 child care listings and are adding more each day.
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