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New York State Celebrates Provider Appreciation Day, May 6, 2022

Provider Appreciation Day recognizes the remarkable work of all New York State's child care professionals.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) celebrates Friday, May 6 as Provider Appreciation Day to express gratitude to our child care professionals, all of whom are dedicated to the growth and safety of our children. Join us in showing appreciation to our child care professionals not just today, but every day.

Thank you child care providers for all the ways you care for our children.

Governor Kathy Hochul proclaims May 6, 2022 as Provider Appreciation Day

Provider Appreciation Day recognizes the remarkable work of all of New York State’s child care professionals.

New York State celebrates Friday, May 6, as Provider Appreciation Day to express gratitude to our child care professionals, all of whom are dedicated to the growth and safety of our children. The past year has not been an easy one, but providers throughout the state have risen to meet the challenge while continuing to ensure the quality of care for which New York State is recognized. Each day, they commit to supporting families by developing the cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical well-being of our children – and our future. The jobs of child care professionals are tough, and so it’s with our deepest gratitude that we thank them and applaud their remarkable efforts.

National Provider Appreciation Day was introduced in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey who wanted to commemorate the ongoing efforts of all child care professionals. Join us in showing appreciation to our childcare professionals not just today, but every day.

Read the Governor's proclamation.

For awareness 12 out of 14 state landmarks will illuminate red, yellow and blue this evening (5/6) in honor of Provider Appreciation Day.

  • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
  • Kosciuszko Bridge
  • The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
  • State Education Building
  • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
  • Empire State Plaza
  • State Fairgrounds – Main Gate & Expo Center
  • Niagara Falls
  • The “Franklin D. Roosevelt” Mid-Hudson Bridge
  • Albany International Airport Gateway
  • The Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
  • Fairport Lift Bridge over the Erie Canal
Thank You from Commissioner Sheila Poole and Deputy Commissioner Janice Molnar
For Kids and Parents

Help show your appreciation for your child care provider by personalizing one or more of these printable sheets.

More Ideas to Celebrate Provider Appreciation Day