To Friends of Special Educators:

CARS+, The Organization for Special Educators, recommends that the information below about The Day of the Special Educator be shared throughout the state. We encourage your organization to participate by honoring your special educators on December 3, which was declared by the California State Legislature The Day of the Special Educator. (Click here to read the resolution.)

Some low cost ideas we thought of that administrators, school sites, or organizations could do for their special educators are: a special announcement over the intercom; cheerleaders could come to rooms and perform a cheer; e-card or note in their box; “cutesy” note attached to small candy or item; sponsor a luncheon; an extra prep period for the day; signs around school; a rally; or a written article. Some districts are making the day official by asking their school board to pass a proclamation. (Click here to see a sample.)

Here are some useful files to download:

If you have any questions about this event or would like more ideas please contact me at

Together in Education,

Robert Hamilton, President
CARS+, The Organization for Special Educators