Child Care Provider Appreciation

Started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey, Provider Appreciation Day is appropriately celebrated each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day. The founding organizers saw the need to recognize the tireless efforts of providers who care for children of working parents. Momentum and support for this event has grown each year and recognition presently includes individuals and government organizations throughout the United States.


On May 9th, Rick Danner, Social Services/Work Activities Supervisor and Missy Davidson, Child Care Specialist; were joined by Board of Marion County Commissioners: Andy Appelfeller, Kerr Murray, and Ken Stiverson; during a proclamation presented by the Commissioners, in recognition of Child Care Providers within Marion County.