About National Provider Appreciation Day
National Provider Appreciation Day is observed on the Friday that falls before Mother’s Day.
This is a day that takes the time to celebrate all of those people who care for someone else including, but not limited to, nannies, childcare providers, and teachers.
It was started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey. The founding organizers saw the need to recognize the tireless efforts of providers who care for children of working parents. Momentum and support for this event has grown each year and recognition presently includes individuals and government organizations throughout the United States.
Facts About Caregivers
- 25% of caregivers say that their family relationships suffer because of their caregiver responsibilities.
- Approximately 61% of family caregivers are women.
- Approximately 16% of caregivers have given up their job to provide for the care of a loved one.