32nd Annual Child Care Provider Appreciation Dinner

Location: Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Ave Scotia, NY 12302

Each year, in honor of National Provider Appreciation Day, we pause to celebrate the hardworking educators of the Capital Region by hosting the Annual Child Care Provider Appreciation Dinner.

NEW THIS YEAR: How Children Grow Centerpiece Creations

What helps a child grow? Show us by creating a small centerpiece for your table that describes an area of early childhood development and how you have helped children thrive in that area.

Instructions: Choose an aspect of child development that is important to you such as play, literacy, nutrition, physical development, social emotional skills, etc. Then, choose a small base (milk carton, flower pot, basket, etc. Get creative) and create a centerpiece to be displayed on your table at the dinner. Please keep the centerpieces modest in size so that they fit on the table. Be creative and have fun!


We will be awarding the Dianne Meckler Scholarship to a child care/school-age care professional who has demostrated leadership in their field every year at the Annual Dinner.Apply today!


A highlight of the celebration every year is the presentation of the "Excellence in Child Care" awards. Nominated by peers, child care providers receive these awards in honor of their dedication and outstanding performance in the areas of Parent Communication, Program Development and Professional Development.


RAFFLES, 50/50

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Caesar salad, rolls & butter, stawberry shortcake with whipped cream, coffee & tea, your choice of entree:

BEEF Chianti braised short ribs, whipped sweet potatoes, buttered snipped green beans, chianti braising gravy
CHICKEN Roasted chicken breast with artichokes, mushrooms, light marsala wine sauce, basmati rice and roasted fresh vegetables
VEG Orecchiette pasta with broccolini, fresh plum tomatoes, asiago cheese in a white wine garlic sauce

*cash bar


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