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Council Proclaims October 29, 2014 as Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
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 workers and the broader community by supporting quality of life so that citizens can fully participate in and contribute to the economic and social life of their community;
AND WHEREAS many studies shown 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, and lower staff turnover which leads to high quality education and care;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council hereby proclaims October 29, 2014 as 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 the quality of life of the community;