The Pima County Health Department, in honor of Child Care Provider Appreciation Day on Friday, May 10, would like to recognize and thank caregivers in Pima County for their passion and dedication to raising healthy children.
As many as 46,250 children in Pima County attend a child care program, in child care centers, schools, child care homes, or in the care of relatives, friends and neighbors.
The Health Department’sChild Care Health Consultants, public health nurses and dietitians, who providehealth, safety and nutrition assistance to child care providers, take this opportunity to recognize the tireless efforts of caregivers who provide quality child care for Pima County’s children. The Child Care Health Consultants are funded by First Things First and Arizona Department of Health Services.
“The loving care of adults who provide a healthy, safe and nurturing environment for young childrensupports their success in school and in life,” said Kathi Ford, RN, BC, Nurse Manager for the Child Care Health Consultant program. “Our Child Care Health Consultants recognize the importance of quality child care and value the critical work being done by care providers in our community.”
Provider Appreciation Day was started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey who saw the need to recognize the tireless efforts of providers who care for children of working parents.