May 10 is Provider Appreciation Day. This year, thread encourages you, Alaska’s early childhood educators, to practice
daily wellness and self-care. Every day you support our young children in their healthy development and for that we say “Thank You.”
Your self-care is critical for the work that you do, because it:
- Reduces stress during challenging situations, allowing you to focus on positive learning and development
- Encourages creative expression and clear-mindedness
- Builds resiliency for you to do the work you love
To help you begin, or continue, your wellness journey, thread is providing you with a yoga mat! We hope that it will provide you with a special space to take care, stretch, rest, or find your inner peace.
To also assist you in your self-care journey, try these brain-body healing movements from the Alaska Resilience Initiative that encourage breathing, centering and calm.
We hope these gifts cultivate an awareness of self-care and mindfulness.
Thank you again for your passion and dedication to our young children!
- Read Mayor Berkowitz’s proclamation of Provider Appreciation Day