At Guppy’s Early Learning Centre we take pride in ensuring that we take time out to honour all the important Mother figures in our lives around Mother’s Day. The history of Mother’s Day began in the United states in the early 20th century when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Church, West Virginia. Her Mother Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American civil war and created Mother’s Day work clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honour her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honour all mothers, because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.
While this is a very sweet sentiment and true for a lot of people it is now evolving to include expanding recognition to deserving “Mother Figures” within our lives, which now includes father’s, Grandparent’s, extended family and friends that deserve to be honoured.
True to the proclamation made by the US President, Woodrow Wilson in 1914, Mother’s Day in the United States and Australia is held on the 2nd Sunday in May. Our Guppy’s Early Learning Centre celebrations are mostly being held on the Friday the 12th of May to coincide with Mothers Day this year – 14th May 2017. (Please see your local centre invitation on Childcarer’s or in your families Guppy’s Centre for more details on this event).
Anna Jarvis believed that people should appreciate and honour their Mothers through hand-written letters expressing their love and gratitude, instead of buying gifts and pre-made cards, With this in mind, we hope to see you all soon enjoying a lovely day painting and participating in craft activities with your children at our centre being spoilt by our wonderful staff.
Happy Mother’s Day,