Simcoe County Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall has proclaimed Oct. 16 to be Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, in recognition of the child-care professionals who are focused on the well being of children and families in the community.
“Our child care workers and early childhood educators play such an important role in our communities, in the lives of our families and in the growth of our children,” he said. “Join me and our many parents throughout Simcoe County in thanking these individuals and showing our appreciation for their work and dedication.”
The county serves as the child care service system manager for Simcoe County and the cities of Barrie and Orillia. There are 1,500 child care staff working in 192 licensed child care sites, with
a total system capacity of more than 15,000 licensed spaces.