ECEC sector comes together to celebrate Early Childhood Educator Day
Organisations from across the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector of Australia have come together to express their thanks and gratitude to early childhood educators as part of today’s Early Childhood Educators Day activities.
Early Childhood Educators Day was originally created by the Australian Childcare Alliance to recognise and celebrate the work of Australia’s early childhood educators and their tireless contribution to the education, wellbeing and development of the young children in their care.
The day makes up an important milestone in Early Learning Matters Week, an initiative pioneered by the Early Learning: Everyone Benefits campaign, which seeks to increase public awareness and understanding of the benefits of investing in early learning.
Social media was buzzing with posts from organisations recognising the efforts of educators and their teams.
Using the hashtag #earlychildhoodeducatorsday on Twitter, LinkedIn and their own Facebook pages, associations, governments, operators and service providers posted messages of appreciation and thanks.
A sample of messages posted includes the following:
The Australian Childcare Alliance wrote on their Facebook page “Happy Early Childhood Educators’ Day!!! Wishing early learning service providers, early learning educators and their families and children an amazing day of celebration today!”
Writing on their Facebook page, Early Childhood Australia wrote “Today we recognise and celebrate the work of educators around the country.” and have commemorated the day with a powerful article by The Spoke contributor Anne Stonehouse.”
The Queensland Department of Education wrote on Twitter – “Join us as we give a special shout out to our early childhood educators who plays a vital role in the lives of young learners every day.”
Macedon Ranges Shire Council wrote on Twitter – “Thank you to our outstanding team of Early Childhood Educators for all that you do to help our younger residents be the best that they can be!”
Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) wrote on LinkedIn – “Happy Early Childhood Educators’ Day! We truly appreciate all the wonderful educators and their contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the children in our services.”
Wesley Mission Queensland posted on LinkedIn – “Thank you to all our wonderful educators who make a difference in the wellbeing and early learning of children in their care.”
Only About Children posted on their LinkedIn account – “Today is a special day – Early Childhood Educators’ Day. On this day all Educators should stand tall and be proud – proud of the integral part they play in the lives of our children.
McArthur recruitment posted on their LinkedIn page – “McArthur would like to recognise, thank and celebrate all amazing educators for their wonderful contribution to the healthy development of the young children in their care.”
Elsewhere many organisations, such as Affinity Education, celebrated the day with thanks, gifts and events that included both team members and the families of children in their care.