What/when do you all give gifts to your daycare teachers? My daughter is moving out of the infant room, and shortly after her teacher is moving to another country. My daughter is obsessed with this woman, absolutely loves her. I definitely want to give her a token of our appreciation and thanks for taking such good care of our girl.. is that weird? If not, what’s the norm? This is our first so have no clue what etiquette is

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It’s not weird at all. In that type of job they are so often under appreciated I bet she would love it, wouldn’t even matter what it was.


Not weird. These daycare workers are such an influential part of our kids’ lives. Ours was a godsend and basically potty trained her.

We usually do $100 Amazon gift cards, handwritten card, and some food items, since our center keeps a list of the teachers’ favorite snacks


Hi. I'm in similar situation. Are you doing 100$ per teacher? Coz our son is in between classes right now and so they have about 8 teachers across the 2 infant rooms. He definitely has a favorite teacher but I think it would be unfair to just get her something.

Cash, depends on your budget and preference, usually $100-$150 for us

Give them money. That’s what they need. They get paid peanuts.

We did gift cards - theres a main teacher, two teacher assistants, a meal prep/cook, and the director - ranged from $20-50pp. For other holidays we do a joint gift with other families like buy breakfast for the daycare and leave it in the staff breakroom.

Cash or visa gift card. Typically 50-100 per teacher

We do gift cards/money as well and handwritten cards. $25-100 depending. We’ve also done small things during teacher appreciation week (hand lotions, succulents/plants, snacks/food). But really, money is it. They get paid crap for what they do.

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