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