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Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day 2019

October 24, 2019 — Today, OSSTF/FEESO celebrates the 19th annual Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. This year's theme, Champions for Children, reminds us that early childhood educators (ECEs) and child care workers help to lay the foundations for future success in the lives of the children they work with.

“The expert contributions of early childhood educators are essential to the successful delivery of quality play-based learning for four-and-five-year-olds in Ontario’s elementary schools,” said OSSTF/FEESO President Harvey Bischof. “Similarly, child care workers and early childhood educators who work in early learning and care programs play a key role in strengthening our communities through the services they provide for children and their families.”

“It is regrettable that the important work of ECEs and child care workers is still largely under-appreciated and undervalued by the current government, school boards and other employers,” continued Bischof.  “OSSTF/FEESO remains committed to fighting for better working conditions and compensation for these workers, and to ensure every kindergarten student has access to an Early Childhood Educator in their classroom.”

OSSTF/FEESO asks all Ontarians to join us on October 24 in celebrating early childhood educators and child care workers, and acknowledging the critical role they play in the lives of Ontario’s children.

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