Welcome to May, a month of recognition and appreciation. Appreciation for society’s caretakers: Mothers, Providers, and Foster Parents of our nations’ future generation.

At JCC, we acknowledge all caregivers with an emphasis on “Provider Appreciation week”! It took the pandemic to spotlight the daily reliance on childcare providers’ essential services. Every day families are at work, and their children are in someone else’s care. This week we will celebrate ourselves, our work, and the other people in this work. We are proud providers filled with admiration for the difference we are collectively making. Provider Appreciation Day is on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Click on these links to learn more about National Provider Appreciation Day in the USA, https://www.thereisadayforthat.com/holidays/usa/national-provider-appreciation-day, and https://nationaltoday.com/national-provider-appreciation-day/

We share an invitation to join in this week’s celebration. We deserve recognition and celebration. After a year of caring for this nation’s future generation and leaders amid uncertainty, under insurmountable stress, financial and health risks, Caregivers deserve to rest, renew, and celebrate. “Let’s all find a way to celebrate.”

Child Care is essential! The May 2021 Jackson Child Care Newsletter demonstrates this essential work. We wish you a wonderful week and a week long celebration!