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New York State Celebrates Early Childhood Educator and Child Care Provider Appreciation Week May 6-10, 2024

This year, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is celebrating Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 10, as a way to express gratitude to our early childhood educators and child care professionals, all of whom are dedicated to the growth and safety of our children. Join us in showing appreciation to our early childhood educators and child care professionals not just this week, but every day.

Thank you, child care providers, for all the ways you care for our children!

Provider Appreciation Day recognizes the remarkable work of all of New York State’s child care professionals.

New York State celebrates Friday, May 10, as Provider Appreciation Day to express gratitude to our child care professionals, all of whom are dedicated to the growth and safety of our children. Each day, providers commit to supporting families by developing the cognitive, socio-emotional and physical well-being of our children and our future. The jobs of child care professionals are tough, and so it’s with our deepest gratitude that we thank them and applaud their remarkable efforts.

National Provider Appreciation Day was introduced in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey who wanted to commemorate the ongoing efforts of all child care professionals. Join us in showing appreciation to our child care professionals!

For Kids and Parents

Help show your appreciation for your child care provider by personalizing one or more of these printable sheets.

More Ideas to Celebrate Provider Appreciation Day

  • How Can Families Acknowledge Providers? Word | PDF

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