Celebrate Provider Appreciation Day® 2023 by joining the #ThankYouChildCare Twitter chat!
Hosted by Child Care Aware® of America, you are invited to respond to questions and share how you are celebrating. It’s also an opportunity to help educate others on how we can collectively improve the child care sector for all.
Who Can Participate in the Conversation?
Anyone! This includes child care resource and referral agencies, systems-level leaders, local, state and national organizations as well as advocates, caring families and community members. Even child care providers can participate – you can share photos of how you’re being celebrated on this day.
Spread the Word
Share the sample tweets below to let others know that you’ll be participating, and that they should, too. You can share this social media graphic to let people know when and where the chat will be happening.
- We’re excited to join the #ThankYouChildCare Twitter Chat on Friday, May 12 @ Noon ET.
- Join us and @childcareaware on Friday, May 12 to say #ThankYouChildcare and celebrate all that providers have done in the past year.
Get Ready to Share
Want to plan ahead with content and resources? Plan ahead by reviewing and even drafting your responses to the questions below. We look forward to having you add to this conversation.
Note: Questions will be sent by @childcareaware, paced throughout the hour (Noon - 1 pm ET). Be sure to use #ThankYouChildCare in all your tweets.
Q1: Let's dive in by discussing some of the trends we’re seeing in the sector. What challenges currently exist for #childcare? #ThankYouChildCare
Q2: Despite ongoing challenges due to COVID and inflation, we’ve also seen providers find deeply innovative ways to continue serving children and families. Tell us – what stories have you seen and heard? Share so we can celebrate them! #ThankYouChildCare
Q3: #Childcare providers don’t work in silos, but are integral members of the community. Share with us: what creative partnerships, alliances and supports have you seen over the past year? Let’s celebrate and call them out! #ThankYouChildCare
Q4: More than 94% of child care providers are women, and 40% are people of color. In what ways did you see models of or movement toward a more equitable child care system? Or, how would you like to see change? #ThankYouChildCare
Q5: Throughout the pandemic, the child care sector received funding to support relief and recovery. What long term support is needed to solve systemic issues that the pandemic exacerbated? #ThankYouChildCare
Q6: Providers like to feel appreciated and they also like to be equipped! Share resources that help highlight the importance of child care providers. Or, share resources that directly support providers. #ThankYouChildCare
Q7: As we start to wrap up the #ThankYouChildCare chat, we want to hear from all of you: (a) how are you celebrating providers today and this week? (b) What are some ways we can all support providers year-round? #ThankYouChildCare
Let’s end with a celebratory thank you to our nation of child care providers. Share why you are thankful for providers, and name a local provider, resource & referral agency, or other community group that supported children and families this past year. #ThankYouChildCare