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Share Your Gratitude on Provider Appreciation Day: May 6, 2022


Photo: Governor Kate Brown sits on the floor with the Early Learning Division Director Alyssa Chatterjee with two young children at a Child Care provider's in-home daycare.

Governor Kate Brown is joined by Early Learning Division Director Alyssa Chatterjee (right) and two young children at a visit to a South Coast in-home child care to celebrate National Provider Appreciation Day®.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued a statewide proclamation to recognize National Provider Appreciation Day® on May 6, 2022, encouraging Oregonians to thank and celebrate child care providers for their contributions. Provider Appreciation Day is celebrated the Friday before Mother’s Day every year to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere.

As stated in the proclamation by Governor Brown, “The COVID-19 pandemic has created tremendous hardship for child care providers and the families of Oregon who depend on them,” she said. “Providers have continued to meet the needs of families, while risking their health and financial stability to remain open.”

Oregonians can share stories and offer gratitude on social media with the tag #ThankYouChildCare or #ThankATeacher.