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Early Childhood Educators’ Day 2023

September 6, 2023 - September 6, 2023

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Early Childhood Educators’ Day 2023

Early Childhood Educators’ Day recognises & celebrates the work of Australia’s educators in early learning services (long day care, family day care, kindergarten/preschools and occasional care) for their wonderful contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care.


It’s a chance to say a huge thank you to Australia’s early childhood educators on a very personal level by service operators, families and their children, as well as collectively at the national and state levels.


This year it will take place on Wednesday 6th September 2023.


What is the purpose of Early Childhood Educators Day?

Recognition and appreciation


This national community event acknowledges the vital role that early childhood educators play in the lives of young children and their families. It also shines a light on the long-term benefits of early learning, which are now well recognised in Australia as well as globally. At the local level it provides a wonderful opportunity for the community, parents, and employers to express gratitude and appreciation for the hard work and significant impact that educators have on children’s lives.

Staff wellbeing


By focusing on recognition and community support, Early Childhood Educators’ Day can contribute to job satisfaction and a positive team culture. It can also play a part in each early learning service’s staff wellbeing plan.


Some Early Childhood Educators’ Day local celebrations may even include wellness-focused activities such as mindfulness sessions, relaxation exercises, or self-care workshops. These initiatives promote self-care practices, stress reduction, and overall wellbeing among educators.

Advocacy and raising awareness


Early Childhood Educators’ Day serves as a platform to raise awareness about the importance of high-quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). It highlights the valuable contributions of early childhood educators in laying the foundation for children’s future learning, development, and well-being. It also emphasizes the need for adequate resources, support, and recognition for early childhood education programs and educators.


Overall, Early Childhood Educators’ Day seeks to honor and uplift the profession of early childhood education, creating a positive impact on both educators and the wider community.

How to participate in the celebrations


To find out how to get involved, visit  www.earlychildhoodeducatorsday.org.au/

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