Huron County, ON – Wednesday October 29, 2014 marks the 14th Annual Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, and Huron County is celebrating in a big way. Over 140 Early Learning Professionals will gather in Holmesville, Ontario to acknowledge their accomplishments and celebrate their profession. Jim Grieve, Assistant Deputy Minister of Education, Early Years Division will deliver the keynote address.
This province wide day of recognition acknowledges the contribution that early learning and care professionals make to our society. Parents, guardians, employers and community leaders all depend on high quality, accessible and affordable childcare.
“Huron County Early Learning and Care Professionals take pride in their work, and strive to create engaging environments where children can play, learn, and explore the world around them,” says Diane Millian, Children’s Service Supervisor with Huron County Social and Property Services. “The importance of play cannot be overemphasized; play is essential for learning.”
Jim Grieves, Ministry of Education, will address the delegates and dignitaries on the importance of the early years, play based learning and responsive educators. He will explain the significance of communities and professionals working together as partners to provide opportunities for our children that capitalize on their natural curiosity and exuberance.
Huron County Child Care Centres, Child and Parent Programs and Full Day Kindergarten Classes provide opportunity for children to use their imagination and expand their cognitive and language skills, develop their motor abilities, and improve their self-esteem. Early Childhood Educators are essential in creating these opportunities, which build the foundation for lifelong learning.
To find out more about the important role of Early Childhood Educators, contact your local Childcare Centre or Huron County Social and Property Services.
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For more information contact: Diane Millian, Children’s Service Supervisor, Huron County Social and Property Services, 519.482.8505 or 1.800.371.5718