b'Empowering Child Care Providers Our Work:Preparing Child care providersRecognition and Social EngagementThink Small connects with child care providers and families on social media daily. On May 8, 2020, we sent out a special recognition in honor of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. Governor Tim Walz also recognized Minnesotas child care heroes proclaiming the week of May 48, 2020, as Family Child Care Provider Week in the state.Child care providers are the true heroes in this. They have stayed open in numbers that are allowing essential workers to work and maintain their child care. Its not easy.BARBARA YATESPRESIDENT AND CEO, THINK SMALLIn May, Think Small President and CEO, Barbara Yates, discussed the plight of the child care provider as part of This Present Moment series from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. Watch the conversation on Vimeo.'