May 12, 2023 - National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

We honor and appreciate our AAPS child care team every day in the AAPS, and we are especially proud to celebrate National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day today. 

Now, more than ever, we appreciate and honor the people who work every day to provide healthy, safe and nurturing environments for children while their parents are at work or school. 

Our AAPS Before and After Care staff are the first to greet over 200 elementary students every day and the last to say goodbye. They are trusted adults who keep our children safe and support working families. This year, through intense recruitment and hiring efforts, we have been able to welcome 17 new staff members to the program, and we continue to offer before and after care at 10 district school locations. 

A parent whose child is enrolled in Before/After Care at Abbot recently sent this message to the staff: “Thank you so very much for all you do for our kids. They have such a good time at the aftercare program. At all times, I can see that the team genuinely cares about them and their well-being.” 

Thank you, AAPS Before/After Care staff, for your dedication, commitment and compassion.

Jeanice Kerr Swift
Superintendent of Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools