I just wanted to give a shout out to parents who make a difference in the day of a preschool teacher! Ours is a unique experience as we are caregivers as well as educators and our bonds with you and your little ones are quite personal. So when we receive a thank you or compliment it really means a lot! Let me share some recent feel good experiences with you.
There is the dad who on a daily basis thanks us for providing a great experience for his son! One day he came in with a box of chocolate pretzels with a little note that said, “thank you for making my first week here so great!” Simple and so meaningful. And then the mom who just enrolled her child in the toddler room who said that she was thankful because she sees such a difference in the way he acts with others now. This thank you came along with a yummy plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies! Yeah ok, food and coffee is always a good thing. :>) One day a mom stopped me to say that her child so enjoys hearing me read the book, No David!, so she bought a copy to read to him at home.
Thank you for the little things you say and do to remind us that what we do matters and makes a difference in the lives of you and your children. I think we have one of the most important jobs there is, and believe me, it isn’t always easy. So on those days we go home and want to eat chocolate, drink wine, and sleep, lol, your kind words and actions help us to get up the next day and start fresh with a smile on our faces!