The Hanover County Board of Supervisors took steps Wednesday to recognize the tireless efforts of Hanover County’s child care providers. The Board presented a proclamation declaring May 6 “Child Care Appreciation Day.” On this day, child care workers are to be celebrated and appreciated for the important role they play in providing critical quality care to children. This includes daycare workers, nannies, teachers, and other caregivers who are essential in helping working parents continue to provide for their families. Angela Kelly-Wiecek, Chair of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors said, “The last couple of years have been especially difficult on the child care profession. We are so fortunate to have many excellent providers in our community, and we are grateful for their service.” It’s estimated over half the children under the age of six nationwide spend more time on weekly basis in a non-parental care arrangement which provides essential enrichment and nurturing opportunities. On May 6, Hanover encourages citizens to take a moment to thank child care providers. Hanover Child Care Appreciation Day coincides with National Provider Appreciation Day.