Show Appreciation to Your Childcare Provider
It is an amazing feat they carry out each day. Whether bound by
duty or by a love for children, childcare providers perform a valuable
service -- caring, nurturing, and teaching your young child. They
spend endless energy and countless hours wiping noses, feeding them
by the dozens, encouraging growth, mediating disputes, calming the
fears of those with separation anxiety, putting things back together,
and in between all that - TEACHING. Exhausting just thinking about
it! And yet, they do this every day.
Have you ever considered how masterful your childcare provider
is as she helps to mold your young child's life? In fact, many childcare
providers are so skillful that your young child returns home happy,
mentally stimulated, and (if all goes well) "plum tuckered out."
A parent's dream!
You've thought about saying thank you, but you're not sure where
Consider a few of these examples:
Teacher e-cards: -- www.abcteach.com/Teacher/myteacher.htm
They have on-line teacher awards and a place to post your appreciation
to a teacher on-line.
Give a gift certificate to a Teacher's Store.
Create a bulletin board in your child's school to show appreciation
for your child's teacher. Collect submissions of appreciation
from students and PTA members.
Donate extra supplies like, tissue, anti-bacterial wipes, art
supplies, or even snacks.
Perhaps, the best way to show appreciation is to donate your
time and remain involved in your child's education.
There are many ways to show appreciation. The list is not meant
to be exhaustive. Find out what your child's teacher likes, what
she enjoys doing in her spare time, and consider the way she interacts
with the children. These are all helpful clues that will point to
really meaningful expressions of appreciation. Sometimes, a little
thank you goes a long way.