Mother’s Day was started in 1908 by Anna Jarvis as a way of honoring the sacrifices that mothers make for their children. She partnered with a Philadelphia department store owner and they had a celebration at his store and at a West Virginia Methodist church. Anna paved the way for it to become a national holiday by petitioning that American holidays were strongly based on male accomplishments. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson officially established the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Anna’s original intentions for the day revolved around personal celebrations and she became outraged with how commercialized the holiday became. More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year, but there is still a lot of commercialization attached to the holiday.
Mother’s Day is a special time for families to celebrate the love and support that moms offer all year. At Rainbow Child Care Center we recognize what an important role mothers play at home and at school. Parent involvement is key to children’s success in school and their social emotional development. Children also learn attachment and trust from a very young age, so having consistent caregivers is essential to this important stage of development. Biological or not, all mother’s should be celebrated on Mother’s Day and every other day of the year!
Things your child can do for mom on Mother’s Day:
Things your child can do to celebrate mom throughout the year: