May 5, 2022

Provider Appreciation Day Proclamations

Friday, May 6, 2022, has been proclaimed as Provider Appreciation Day in Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.

About Provider Appreciation Day

National Provider Appreciation Day is recognized on the Friday before Mother’s Day to celebrate essential workers providing care to young children and thanking child care providers for their work.

Allegheny County

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has formally proclaimed Friday, May 6, 2022 as Provider Appreciation Day in Allegheny County.

The proclamation was presented to Trying Together during a meeting on May 4 with staff members Emily Neff, Director of Public Policy, and Jan Sapotichne, Associate Executive Director, accepting. Representatives from the departments of Children Initiatives and Human Services also attended the proclamation presentation.

“We know that quality early childcare and education can positively impact a child’s life and have an effect on their health, education, social lives, future earning opportunities and more,” said Fitzgerald. “Having access to high quality programs is important for so many reasons, and it is early child care providers and educators that we rely on for this work. The essential nature of their work was never more pronounced than during the [COVID-19] pandemic.”

City of Pittsburgh

On May 5, City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey joined Trying Together staff to visit Project Destiny Early Learning Center on the Northside to present a proclamation for Provider Appreciation Day. The children at the child care center also got to enjoy story time with Mayor Gainey.