The History of Provider Appreciation Day goes back to 1996, in New Jersey. A group of volunteers saw the need to recognize the tireless efforts of providers. Year to year, celebrations and support have grown to include recognition by advocates, organizations and government agencies across the country with proclamations signed by many state governors, including our own. For more information on National Provider Appreciation Day, visit
Some ways to celebrate on May 12, 2017, go from a Card, Certificate, Provider of the Year Award and a hug. Find your own special way to show appreciation to your child care provider. Parents, CACFP Sponsors and Staff... Recognize providers the Friday before Mother's Day! Do one thing... remember Child Care keeps America Working and your Child Care Provider is the best in the whole world! #CACFP #ChildCare #Parents #ProviderAppreciationDay Look for more ideas on our Facebook page! Download the certificate for your provider below.