OCTOBER 16, 2018

WHEREAS, years of research confirm the benefits of high quality child care for young children’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development and later life outcomes; and

WHEREAS, child care promotes the well-being of children and responds to the needs of parents, families 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, many studies show that trained and knowledgeable Early Childhood Educators and child care staff are the key to quality child care, and that good wages and working conditions are associated with higher job satisfaction and morale, lower staff turnover which leads to high quality education and care; and

WHEREAS, on this day we would like call upon the community and citizens of Thunder Bay to recognize the education, dedication and commitment of child care workers to children, their families and quality of life of the community.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Keith Hobbs, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim October 26, 2018 as Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in the City of Thunder Bay.



City of Thunder Bay