29th Annual

Child Care Provider Appreciation Dinner


Wednesday, May 14 at the

Glen Sanders Mansion, One Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302

Join us for the 29th Annual Child Care Provider Dinner as we tip our hats to you and celebrate the "many hats you wear!" Enjoy a sit-down dinner, prizes, awards, and more at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia.

This year's theme is "The Many Hats You Wear." What hat do you wear in the course of your daily duties wourking with young children? Read more below.



We are seeking Parent participation with this theme. Please email Carol Cornell at ccornell@cdcccc.org by April 25 describing what "hat" your provider wears and why. Be sure to include your first name and the name of your child care program.


>>Click here to attend the Dinner


Dinner will include:

Classic Italian Salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, julienned carrots, and balsamic vinaigrette, rolls and butter

For Dessert: New York style cheesecake with chocolate sauce and a dollop of whipped cream and Coffee, Tea, Decaf
And your choice of entree:

  • Sliced sirloin of beef with demi glaze, crispy risoli potatoes, and fresh roasted vegetables

  • Chicken scallopini with cheese pasta pillows, tomato butter sauce, and wilted greens

  • Saratoga chip encrusted baked scrod with confetti rice and butter snipped breen beans

*Cash bar

Don't forget to Nominate Someone Great for an Excellence in Child Care Award!

The dinner is an opportunity to salute the outstanding dedication of colleagues.

>>Click here to make a nomination

“Certificates of Excellence” will be awarded in the areas of:

  • Program Development

  • Professional Development and

  • Parent Communication.


Get the invitation:

>>Click here to download the Dinner Invitation including the Nominate Someone Great form (PDF)


What does it mean to wear many hats? The term suggests that the person “wearing many hats” has a lot of different responsibilities and with each change of hat comes a different and equally important job.
As part of this year’s festivities, we are inviting you to wear a hat. Your hat should represent your personality and the responsibilities you perform.

Use your imagination to create a hat that best represents you! Your hat can be silly, large, small, or store-bought. Attendees wearing their hat to the Annual Dinner will be given an additional raffle ticket for an extra chance to win a door prize! During the dinner our photographer will be taking photos that will be immediately posted on Facebook throughout the night. Be prepared to comment on your hat and let us know why you chose it. Here are some suggestions:

  • I wear a “nurse’s hat” because I administer medication and care for the children’s basic needs.

  • I wear an “artist’s hat” because I promote creativity in the children’s art work.

  • I wear a “coach’s hat” because I challenge the children to make better choices.

We are looking for parent participation!

What hat do the parents in your program think you wear? Please ask your parents the following question: “What hat does your child care provider wear that best describes their personality and responsibilities?”
Parents, please give a brief explanation and include the child care program’s name and your first name. Respond by April 25 by emailing Carol Cornell at ccornell@cdcccc.org  


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Attention Parents!

Are you looking for a new and exciting way to thank your child care provider for all of their hard work and dedication? Send them to the Annual Child Care Provider Appreciation Dinner! When you sponsor your child care provider to attend the Annual Child Care Provider Appreciation Dinner, they will receive a gift certificate to attend the dinner enclosed in a card recognizing them for their dedication and hard work in celebration of “Provider Appreciation Day.”

Click "Register online" to the left or call Anne at 426-7181 ext 308 or email agresco@cdcccc.org.