Through the past couple of months, despite the fear and uncertainty we are all facing, I have been in awe so many times. In awe of the capacity for kindness that I have seen in our community- our partners and friends have stepped up for each other in amazing ways, and I am honored to be a part of this community.  In awe of the work that is happening to support those who need it most, and of the numerous people out there working to keep our community safe and healthy. I am especially in awe of the love that I see and hear from early care and education providers, and at the dedication they show to children in their care. For Provider Appreciation Week, I wanted to take a minute to thank each and every child care provider for your dedication, and for your ongoing commitment to children. The time you spend with children each day is paving the way for our community’s future- your work is so incredibly important, and we are so grateful for you. 

Through times of uncertainty, you are the helpers. You are a constant, a familiar face, a safe space, and the children you care for will be stronger and more resilient because of your love and dedication.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all that you do!

Christina Taylor, Executive Director