When you are at work, school or other events, child care providers are there for your children, providing quality care and critical early education. Without their hard work and dedication, our lives would look very different.
Celebrate and thank the early childhood educator in your life every day, but especially on the day set aside especially for them: National Provider Appreciation Day on May 12.
Here are a few quick and easy ways you can show your gratitude:
- Bring in a sweet treat or lunch for the staff
- Send or deliver flowers
- Bring in a plant for the classroom
- Hand write a thank you card from you and your child
- Use a drawing and artwork from your child to say thank you
- Supply a classroom with puzzles, crayons, etc. (Office supplies are a great idea too.)
- Bring in books to add to the classroom library
- Give a gift card to a local shop
- Volunteer in the classroom or offer your help on a field trip
- Thank your provider on social media using #ThankYouChildCare
- Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12
- Record a Video Message
- Learn parts of The Teacher Song with your child and share it with their teacher.
Here are some fun activities for you and you child or the entire family to enjoy during the month of May.
- YMCA of Greater Dayton, Healthy Kids Day: Celebrate Riverscape on May 13 from 12-4 p.m.
- Mother’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo: Mom’s explore for free on May 14
- Taste of the Arts in Downtown Piqua: May 12 from 5-9 p.m.
- Critter Feeding at Clingman Park in Batavia: May 14 from 3-4 p.m.
Learn Through Play Daily Activities: May
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities.