Ottawa: City proclaims day celebrating child care workers


Ottawa, October 24, 2006

The city of Ottawa will join more than 120 other municipalities celebrating and recognizing the contribution of child care workers on Wednesday Oct. 25 2006.

Candidates in the 2006 municipal elections have been invited to join city councillor Peter Hume as he presents the 6th Annual Early Childhood Educator – Child Care Worker Appreciation Day proclamation to the staff at Aladin Child Care Services’ Hawthorne Public School kindergarten and school age program.

More than 120 municipalities across Ontario have officially proclaimed Oct. 25 as Early Childhood Educator – Child Care Worker Appreciation Day. The day gives parents, boards of directors, the public and elected representatives the opportunity to show their appreciation to the dedicated professionals who provide care and education to the youngest members of our society.

Date: Wednesday October 25th 2006
Time: 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Aladin Child Care Services – Hawthorne Public School kindergarten and school age program - 2185 St. Laurent Blvd

“This is a very special day for us,” says Diane O’Neill, Aladin’s executive director. “Our new program opened as part of the provincial government’s Best Start plan. I’m glad our councillor, Peter Hume, will join us in acknowledging our staff’s hard work and dedication in getting the program up and running.”

“The Aladin board is happy our new centre is where the proclamation will officially be presented,” says board president Colleen Stack. “We’re proud to invite local candidates and politicians to see our staff’s contributions to the kindergarten and school age program, which is providing desperately-needed services for 50 children and their families”.

For further information contact Shellie Bird 613-233-0228 [email protected] or Diane O’Neill 613-733-0553 or email [email protected]

Sponsoring Groups: Child Care Action Network, Ottawa Child Care Association, Child Care Council Ottawa, CUPE Local 2204, Association of Early Childhood Educators Ottawa Valley Branch, Aladin Child Care Services.