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Joe Halko / Direct line 802-393-6414
April 30, 2020
Director of Community Relations
Northwestern Counseling & Support Services
NCSS’ Parent Child Center to Celebrate National Provider Appreciation Day on May 8
St. Albans – National Provider Appreciation Day celebrates Childcare providers and programs that care for children, so parents have the opportunity to be employed, attend educational opportunities, and search for employment. It is the hope that everyone will take a moment to reflect on the number of committed individuals who provide quality childcare in early childhood and afterschool education, making it possible for employers and employees to do the work that makes their communities thrive. It is your reliance on their commitment and dedication to the children in their care that makes their 50 hour (or more) work week meaningful. Please remember to thank them on this special day of recognition for taking care of and educating our future and for providing care to essential workers during this difficult time!
Childcare organizations nationwide have joined to declare Friday, May 8, 2020 to be National Provider Appreciation Day.
In Vermont, it is estimated that over 70 percent of households with children under age 6 have all parents in the workforce. Thus, early care and education programs are a critical component of the economic foundation of every state as well as offering our youngest citizens the social, emotional, and cognitive learning opportunities that will support their education and growth in later years. As we strive to continually improve the quality of early and afterschool care and learning opportunities for children, the importance of teacher and provider support and recognition comes to the forefront. Provider Appreciation Day offers the opportunity to create the focus for providers to be acknowledged by the people in their communities for their dedicated work. Thank you for caring for and educating Vermont’s youngest citizens!
The Early Childhood Resource team based at NCSS’ Ted Mable Family Center in St. Albans works with Licensed and Registered Providers in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties and truly appreciates their commitment to serving the families in the community. There will be a celebration at a later time hosted by The Vermont Early Childhood Network Leaders of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties through grant funding by Let’s Grow Kids and the Vermont Child Development Division.
PHOTO – NCSS file photo
Providers are dedicated to providing learning and socialization opportunities for children throughout Franklin and Grand Isle counties.