National Kindergarten Day is celebrated annually on April 21st.

Kindergarten is such a huge milestone in a child’s life and a life adjustment for most parents. Their little one is growing up, gaining independence, making friends, and confronting new experiences in life. I currently work as a Paraprofessional everyday with kindergarten students. They are our future! And, oh, the stories they love to tell!

According to the National Day Calendar website, today honors "Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (April 21, 1782 – June 21, 1852) who is credited for starting the very first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837."

Frobel was a German teacher who is credited with creating the concept of "kindergarten" as a place for young children to learn and grow.

So, celebrate this special day by saying thank you to a kindergarten teacher. Or you can share your own kindergarten memories via social media at #NationalKindergartenDay.