LUME and Child Care Aware of Eastern® Missouri, a program at LUME Institute, want to thank all of the child care providers, teachers, staff, and directors. You work tirelessly to take care of our children, to provide a quality early childhood education and experience, and we appreciate all of your efforts! May 11 is a celebration of all that you contribute to children and families in our communities. Thank you for all that you do!
Below are ideas to celebrate providers:
Hand write thank you notes
Bring in a basket of healthy snacks
Create an “Unsung Hero/Behind the Scenes” award
Design a “Stress Support Kit” (fill with gum, tea, a stress ball, funny book)
Plan a surprise breakfast or lunch
Hang up a “Thank You” banner in the front entrance
Write a letter of appreciation to the staff and share it in a public space
Add fun programs for staff – Host a potluck, make a board of staff baby photos
Give praise in a public forum, post on Facebook, in a newsletter, or on a blog
Have a conversation, saying thank you in person is the best kind of praise!