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;
NOWTHEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Wawa does hereby proclaim Tuesday, October 16, 2018 as the 18th Annual “Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day” in recognition of the education, their families and quality of life of the community.
Dated this 14th day of August, 2018.