Each year, the Directors and Board of Trustees of the CEC acknowledge our loving and dedicated staff by declaring a week for staff appreciation. This year, we will once again ask parents to join us in celebrating our staff members by bringing flowers and notes of appreciation throughout the week. For the first time, Staff Appreciation Week will culminate with the infant, toddler, preschool’s mid-year Professional Development Day.
Notes to Staff: All too often, in the rush of the day, we may not have time to express our genuine appreciation to staff for being the ones who love, nurture, and teach our children when we are not with them. Writing a note of appreciation is a wonderful way to share affirming thoughts with teachers, administrative staff or directors. Your notes do not have to be long to be meaningful. Your note can be written to an individual or a group such as all the teachers in a particular room, yard, office or site.
Flowers: We also encourage parents to bring a flower or bouquet during the week to their child's group to help make the rooms look festive and beautiful. Simple and from your garden would be lovely, as would flowers that are purchased. We will have plenty of vases on hand so please don't feel the need to buy one.
Banners: Your group's Room Parents (or Site Directors for the School-Age Program) will be taking the lead on making a celebratory banner to be hung in the room, ready to welcome the staff on the first day of the Staff Appreciation Week. If you would like to participate in making the banner, please look for communications from your group’s Room Parent.
Staff Lunch: The CEC will be providing a special luncheon for all staff on Friday, March 9, as well as a small gift will be given to each staff member.
Please Note: We are not soliciting money or gifts. The CEC budget includes funds for this event. We are only requesting personal notes and flowers from parents to remind staff that the important work they do is noticed and appreciated.
Thank you for your support of the staff,
Children’s Programs Director