Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Provider Appreciation Day--Friday, May 9th

This Friday, May 9th, is Provider Appreciation Day.  If your program is like ours (and many others), you have the greatest appreciation for your staff, but just not a lot of money to use to show it.  One quick and inexpensive, but thoughtful way of expressing your thanks is to assemble a "Thank You" kit.  Just choose 5 or 6 of these items to include (along with a note with the text so that they know what you are thinking):
  • A Couple of Marbles: To replace the ones you have lost.
  • A Hershey's Hug & Kiss: To remind you that someone cares.
  • A Jingle Bell: To ring for help when you need it. We're here to help one another.
  • A Puzzle Piece: To remind you that, without you, we wouldn't be complete.
  • A Tea Bag: To remind you to take time to relax daily.
  • A Starburst: To let you know that you are a shining star.
  • A Shape: To thank you for helping to "shape" the future.
  • A Packet of Seeds: To remind you that you plant the seeds of knowledge.
  • A Clothespin: To remind you to "Hang in There"; you're doing a great job.
  • An Eraser: To remind you that the good start you provide for children can never be erased.
  • A Penny: To remind you that you are priceless.
You can put these items in a gift bag, a simple ziploc bag, or even in a mug with an addition to the note to include:  A Cup: My hope that your "cup always runneth over".

Thank you for all that you do for children.


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