Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Paraprofessional Appreciation Day is observed next on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 (36 days from today).

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Paraprofessional Appreciation Day is usually celebrated on the first Wednesday in April every year in order to raise awareness about the important work of paraprofessionals in our schools.

History of Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Paraprofessional Appreciation Day is a wonderful opportunity to honor semi-professional educators including paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, or teacher assistants. It is not known how that date began, but some sources suggest that it was first designated by a Missouri governor, although it is unknown when this happened. The caseworker performs a variety of teacher-related tasks and often assists the teacher in the classroom. They may work with students on enrichment activities, in small groups or individually. They can also help student complete assignments or practice reading. Paraprofessionals often work with students with special educational needs and a variety of disabilities. They can also supervise students outside of the classroom and help teachers with clerical work. The requirements for becoming a paraprofessional vary depending on the state and school district in which they want to work.

Observing Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Perhaps you know someone who works as a paraprofessional or has children who work with a professional. Today is a great day to show appreciation for them, whether it's a gift or a note or thank you note. This could also be a good day to consider becoming a professional seller. If you enjoy working with children and making a difference in someone's life, you may find it challenging to become a paraprofessional.


Paraprofessional Appreciation Day has been observed the first Wednesday in April.


Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2025

Wednesday, April 1st, 2026

Also on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

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