Southwest Initiative Foundation celebrates Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

The Southwest Initiative Foundation reports…

Nearly 400 child care providers celebrated Child Care Provider Appreciation Day on May 11 with Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF). As part of the celebration, these providers received a small thank you gift from SWIF, as well as supplies to support a social media campaign recognizing the importance of providers to families, communities and the economy in southwest Minnesota.

Most of the child care providers who participated – more than 80 percent – offer family-based care, like Tammy Wachter. She owns and operates Kidsville Family Child Care in Spicer. During her long career in the field, she has cared for more than 500 kids.

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