Today is Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day!

Today we celebrate all the incredible work that our members perform in child care centres across Toronto.

Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day recognizes the important work of child care workers and early childhood educators and acknowledges the contributions they make to the vibrancy of Toronto communities. Research shows the many economic benefits accrued from affordable, accessible, licensed, high quality child care.

While we celebrate — we’re also pushing government to properly fund child care. A recent study found that the vast majority of families in Toronto can’t afford licensed child care. But many families whose children aren’t in licensed child care centres would make the switch if the spots were more affordable — which is no surprise, given the excellent care they receive from our fantastic members.