This is Teacher Appreciation Week and today is Child Care Provider Appreciation Day!
Thursday afternoon, the Partnership for Children of Wayne County hosted a drive thru event for child care providers.
Valerie Wallace, the Executive Director of the Partnership, says child care staff have had to persevere during the pandemic.
Operational costs have increased and there has been a shortage of workers in the field.
However, Wayne County has only lost two child care facilities over the last year.
Wallace says over 200 educators from Wayne County’s 78 child care facilities registered for Thursday event.
The event included swag bags for the child care educators, giveaways and door prizes.