WHEREAS years of research confirms the benefits of high-quality early learning and childcare for young children’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development and later life outcomes; and

WHEREAS childcare promotes the well-being of children and responds to the needs of parents 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 trained and knowledgeable Registered Early Childhood Educators and childcare staff are the key to quality in early learning and childcare programs; and

WHEREAS Registered Early Childhood Educators and childcare workers will be vital to the success of the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care system.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Lynn Dollin on behalf of the Town of Innisfil hereby proclaim October 18, 2022, as the 22nd annual “Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day” in recognition of the education, dedication and commitment of childcare workers to children, their families and quality of life of the community.