Happy Provider Appreciation Day!

Happy Provider Appreciation Day!

I try every day to pause and reflect on the important work of early childhood educators. Why? Because it is the early childhood workforce that gives me purpose and inspires me to continue on in the work I do to support them. Their perseverance, their passion, their pride, their resilience, their against all odds success, their fierce but quiet leadership, their advocacy, their sacrifice, their belief and hope for the future, their expertise, their deep deep understanding of the value of play and of maximizing the potential of every moment, and their undying commitment to meeting the needs of their community. The values that early childhood educators preserve as the world around us evolves are essential to human development and are the very ones that will guide us to a brighter future. As we are invited today, on provider appreciation day, to collectively give thanks to our early childhood educators, let’s do so knowing that a “thank you” only scratches the surface of the recognition they deserve. Let’s also collectively extend that “thanks” by holding them up with reverence and celebration throughout the year.

Lisa Guerrero