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October 30, 2013 - 13th Annual "Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day"
Council Resolution #553-13
WHEREAS years of research confirms the benefits of high quality child care for young children’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development and later life outcomes;
AND WHEREAS child care promotes the well-being of children and responds to the needs of parents, child care worker and the broader community by supporting quality of life so that citizens can fully participate in and contribute to the economic and social live of their community;
AND WHEREAS many studies show trained and knowledgeable Early Childhood Educators and child care staff are the most important element in quality child care, and that good wages and working conditions are associated with higher job satisfaction and morale, lower staff turnover which leads to high quality education and care;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT October 30, 2013 be designated the 13th annual “Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day” in recognition of the education, dedication and commitment of child care workers to children, their families and quality of life of the community;