A Week of Appreciation and More

The week before Mother's Day is a busy one!  Filled with appreciation and screen-free awareness.  Here are some reminders and tools to help you observe!

Provider Appreciation Day - May 9th and it is Teacher Appreciation week!

  • Parents - Tell your caregiver that you appreciate them and what they do for your children!  Don't have money?  Print a certificate of appreciation, have your kids make a drawing, or they can color this "I love my child care provider" picture!
  • Providers - take a moment for yourself and know you are appreciated.  
  • Everyone in the community - if you know a caregiver, tell them "thank you" for keeping our society strong helping working parent raise good kids.
  • See what's going on throughout the social media world for Provider Appreciation Day here

Mother's Day - May 11th

Screen-Free Week May 5-11th

  • "The international celebration where children, families, schools, and communities spend seven days turning OFF digital entertainment* and turning ON life! It’s a time to unplug and play, read, daydream, create, explore nature, and spend time with family and friends."  Get ideas and resources at screenfree.org
  • Find out more on their Facebook page too

Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on ChildCareInfo.com is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building ChildCareInfo.com.