Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Head Start Association (NHSA), and National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA) are pleased to announce the launch of a new Provider of the Month program, which will kick off on May 8, 2015 – Provider Appreciation Day.
With the release of a new report on the early education and child care workforce highlighting the gaps in leadership, workforce development, and public policy, the new year-long appreciation program will spotlight champions in the early childhood education and child care space from across the country. Each month a team of judges will select a nominee from the top submissions; a provider who exemplifies the best practices and behaviors of an outstanding child care provider.
We have long known that adults who interact with young children have the potential to add significant value to their development and overall health and well-being. CCAoA and partner organizations launched the Provider of the Month program to honor and recognize these exceptional providers and members of the workforce for their contributions to the growth, health, and education of our next generation.
Help spread the word by encouraging parents, CCR&Rs, early childhood educators and child care providers to nominate extraordinary care givers in their midst!
Visit www.providerappreciationday.org for details on how to nominate an exceptional child care provider or educator in your community and help us honor those providers that go above and beyond for the children under their care.