The first five years of life are fundamentally important. This is when the most essential
wiring of a child’s brain takes place and foundation for social, emotional, intellectual and
physical development is laid. It’s also the time of life that early childhood educators are given
the responsibility and privilege of nurturing and teaching children.
The first Wednesday of September each year is Early Childhood Educators Day. In 2019, Early
Childhood Educators Day falls on Wednesday 4 September. Let’s mark the occasion by
showing all the wonderful early childhood educators in our lives some extra love and
Early childhood educators care for children during one of the most critical developmental
stages in a human being’s life. Also, this care and focus on their early learning enables
families to work as needed with the peace of mind that their children are safe and sound.
The job of caring for young children is both rewarding and challenging, and it certainly
requires an incredible amount of patience. Let’s celebrate the way in which early childhood
educators provide children with the very best start in life!
Ways to celebrate Early Childhood Educators Day!
- Wall of Gratitude: Create an ECE Wall of Appreciation. Templates here. Encourage parents to help children to write down what they love about their educators. Parents might like to say what they value most about them too.
- Giant Thank You card: Create a giant ‘Thank You’ card for display in the reception area of the centre/kindergarten. Everyone who visits can write a message!
- Certificates: Design a certificate of appreciation for each educator, or use one here.
For more inspiration, take a look at how Bonkers Beat Music Kinder celebrated the day last
year! Click here.
Share your photos too so we can all be inspired to discover new ways to show early
childhood educators our appreciation!
To all the early childhood educators out there sharing their love, kindness, and patience with
young children all over Australia and beyond, we say THANK YOU! You are valued and
appreciated and the world is better off because of your hard work!