TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2013) - On October 30, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) and its members will celebrate Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day.
"The specialized skills, education and dedication of our early childhood educators and others working in early learning and child care programs is something to be proud of and to be celebrated," noted Paul Elliott, President of OSSTF/FEESO. This year's theme: "Let's Rethink Child Care. Together We Can Make It Better" reminds us that the concept of fully-accessible, universal daycare in Ontario still needs support."
"Early childhood educators work collaboratively with kindergarten teachers to deliver high quality play-based programs that ensure our youngest students have a successful beginning to their educational journey," continued Elliott.
"Today, I congratulate our ECEs who are now part of the education teams leading full-day learning for four-and five-year-olds in elementary schools across the province. I also thank the early childhood educators and child care workers in early learning and care programs for children of all ages for the vital contribution they make to our children, our families and our communities."
OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education.