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I'm trying to figure out how to recognize my DS's child care providers. He attends a center part-time (2 days/week). His room has two full-time providers, plus two people who are floaters and are in there for shorter periods of time. At one point I had imagined getting a note out to all the parents and taking up a collection, but now the day is rapidly approaching and I haven't done it. Still could though, but I'm not sure how I'd spend the money. My ideas are gift card, flowers, bringing in a fruit tray at lunch that they could share...<br><br>
Anyhow, I'd like to acknowledge the day somehow, but without breaking the bank! Any suggestions? Are you doing something for your DCP?
 

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When I worked at a center, one day out of the blue, one of the dads brought in a box of krispy kreme dougnuts for us when he dropped off his dd. Boy did we love him! How about doing something like that?
 

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This coincides with my nanny's yearly performance review so she will get a raise as well as a personal "thank you" gift. Since she is getting married in August I was thinking a gc for a mani/pedi or maybe a really nice frame for wedding pictures.
 

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Ah, I didn't know there was such a thing.<br><br>
There will likely be chocolate involved...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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At our centre in the past we've done a rose for each teacher, provided a pizza lunch, and a card that all the parent's have had a chance to sign. The teachers really loved it - esp the card I think.
 

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I cannot afford a single penny for Kailey's providers, but I don't need to spend anything.<br><br>
They all have fits over my homemade SINnamon rolls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I cannot afford a single penny for Kailey's providers, but I don't need to spend anything.<br><br>
They all have fits over my homemade SINnamon rolls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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Ohhhh, now those sound good!<br><br>
That's another thing. As a provider, there is nothing better than a handmade gift that the child helped with. Just a simple handmade card to thank the provider really does mean a lot. So please don't think you have to spend money.
 

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DD and I like to make jewelry for people - last summer we picked up some cool, tiny, pure white little shells with a little hole in each one. We will be stringing them on a necklace with tiny turquoise beads, one shell per necklace. We found tiny charms that say "remember" and we will be adding one to each necklace as well - DD will go off to k-garten at the end of the summer and, having spent 3+ years with these providers, this is a bittersweet time for us and a way of telling her teachers she will not forget them. All told, the gifts will cost us (for 4 teachers) about $12.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ohhhh, now those sound good!<br><br>
That's another thing. As a provider, there is nothing better than a handmade gift that the child helped with. Just a simple handmade card to thank the provider really does mean a lot. So please don't think you have to spend money.</div>
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They are awesome. The recipe is one I found online and mimicks the Cinnabon recipe. They are HUGE and soft and just amazing. The cream cheese glaze rocks!
 

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