Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

                                                      Appreciation Day 2019

October 24th, 2019 is the 19th annual Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. This year’s theme is Champions for Children. This day recognizes the commitment, hard work and education of Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and all staff who work with young children. Each year the day is proclaimed by municipalities and school boards across Ontario and marked in hundreds of child care centres.

Sponsored by Ontario’s labour movement, the day draws attention to the value of ECEs and child care workers in communities. It is also a great opportunity to call for better wages, working conditions and support for these workers.

Orders are now being accepted for your 19th annual Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day posters and buttons using this order form. Please ensure you select the correct category on the order form and take note of the minimum and maximum order sizes. If you are placing a large order, please order early.

The last day to order materials is October 1, 2019.

We will be posting more shareables here as we get closer to the date, so be sure to check back often.




                                                                          SAVE THE DATE!

We've heard from members that it's important to set the dates for Appreciation Day well in advance, as many groups hold dinners and banquets that require time to book space and plan. At our last OCBCC Council meeting we set Appreciation Day dates for the next 3 years. In case you like to plan ahead, you can save these dates for upcoming appreciation days too!                                                        

 Thursday October 22, 2020

 Thursday October 21, 2021




                                                        Thank you ! Appreciation Day 2018

Thanks to all our members and supporters for an amazing 18th annual Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day - our biggest yet! We distributed 22,000 buttons and 3,000 posters around Ontario. The day was proclaimed by over 30 municipalities and was announced in the Ontario Legislature. We'd like to thank our sponsors: CUPE Ontario, OPSEU, OFL, Unifor, OECTA, OSSTF and the Society of Energy Professionals for their kind donations to help make the day a success. Thank you for your continued support of the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care. 

Below are just a few photos showing some of the ways that the day was celebrated in Ontario. Check out the gallery of celebrations around Ontario on our Facebook page.  



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