Friday, May 12, 2017, is Provider Appreciation Day!

2017 Provider Appreciation GraphicIt is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. A very big thank you to our Tri-Valley co-workers who provide care and education for children!

Every day, child care providers care for our children providing nurturing, safe, healthy, learning experiences.  The children, parents and employers depend on child care providers.  May 12th is the day to recognize the hard work and dedication of providers, and to acknowledge their contributions to their community. “Child care providers are central to a quality child care system and Provider Appreciation Day is the time to tell providers everywhere 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.

“It takes a special person to work in the child care field and these individuals are often unrecognized.   Providing quality child care is hard work.   Quality providers are committed to helping children learn and grow,” says Maureen Hams of Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Child Care Aware of MN.  “This day offers an opportunity for parents to show their child care providers how much they are appreciated.”

Thank you providers!!!