Child Care Providers...Thank You!

Thank you for positively affecting our economy by making it possible for parents to feel comfortable leaving the most important part of themselves with someone else for 8 (or more) hours a day.

Thank you for creating a consistent environment for our children even if it’s really gross.  For example helping us potty-train our little ones and cleaning up poopy underwear.

Thank you for keeping track of diaper counts, feeding amounts and nap times and reporting them to us on a daily basis.

Thank you for disciplining our children when they need to be disciplined and hugging them when they need to be hugged.

Thank you for your continuous education so that our children can have their best foot forward when they transition from your care to others.

Thank you for making or purchasing items that make a happy and creative learning environment for our children.

Thank you for researching fun and different activities and lessons to help our children express themselves and learn about the world in different ways.

Thank you for guiding parents in the right direction and giving them resources should they need them when seeking out child care.

Thank you for being patient with all of the different types of personalities you service ranging from the children to the parents.

Thank you for advising us of our child’s growth or troublesome behaviors on a daily basis.

Thank you for working with parents who pay late or government subsidies that get cut whenever you can.

Thank you for helping teach our children good eating habits that will positively affect their growth and development for years to come.

Thank you for engaging with the children; encouraging them to move or dance with you, encouraging them to share their stories with you and just talking with them sometimes.

Thank you for overcoming the difficult times and situations to continuously enable our children to be an environment where they can grow and we, as parents, can breathe a little easier knowing they are with you. 

You are appreciated in many different ways and for many different reasons.  Thank you.

There is so much more…why don’t you share why you appreciate your providers in the comments section below and add more to this list!


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 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