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21st annual Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day.

October 21st, 2021 is the 21st annual Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. This year we will be celebrating our Early Learning and Child Care Heroes and calling on the government to say yes to our Roadmap to Universal Child Care in Ontario which sets out our vision and our shared path forward for Ontario child care.

Sponsored by Ontario’s labour movement, the day draws attention to the value of ECEs and child care workers in communities. It is also a great opportunity to call for better wages, working conditions and support for these workers.

To order your appreciation day posters and buttons, please complete this form and send it to us by October 1, 2021.

PDF of this year’s poster can be found here.

Check back often as we will be posting other resources to help you celebrate the day as well.

Our Purpose

The purpose of this website is to provide a platform for educators to learn from one another, share strategies and resources across the Ontario First Nation Early Learning Regional Networks in partnership with the Ministry of Education. The public is also welcome to explore the website.

Regional Network Information

Regional Networks are comprised of supervisors, coordinators and educators of First Nation Early Learning Programs located in each of the 4 regions of the province. The establishment and sustainability of these networks was identified as a priority by First Nations. The networks support the delivery of high quality, culturally appropriate programs and services. The benefits of regional networks include information sharing, knowledge exchange, skills development, collaborative problem solving and solution-finding for common issues.

The 4 regional network pages include maps and directories for licensed child care and child and family programs.

First Nation Early Learning Regional Program Map

First Nations Early Education Regional Map