NOTE: We experienced a record number of orders for our free materials this year. All orders for bilingual posters and English buttons have been shipped and should arrive in time for Appreciation Day. Unfortunately due to receiving twice as many French button orders as usual, we ran out of French buttons and some centres won't receive their French button orders. If you were affected by this shortage, please accept our sincere apologies.
The deadline to order free buttons and posters was October 14th. Thank you to everyone who ordered. Your materials will arrive soon.
Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day is Wednesday October 26, 2016.
- You can download a Certificate of Appreciation here in PDF.
- You can download and print this year's Appreciation Day poster here.
- Here are some ideas on How to Celebrate Appreciation Day.
This year's theme is Shaping Our Future to highlight the special role that ECEs and child care staff play in the lives of children, families and communities. Our theme also speaks to the importance of the early learning and care workforce in shaping our own future, and the future of our sector.
Change your Facebook or Twitter profile photo to Shaping Our Future, using the image on the right.
Child Care Worker and ECE Appreciation Day is a day to celebrate the workforce and also to call for stronger government investment to build a real early learning and child care system that provides high quality, affordable education and care for families, as well as Decent Work for educators.