Early Childhood Educators’ Day: Saying Thanks

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Early Childhood Educators’ Day takes place on Wednesday 6 September, 2023 to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution educators make to the development and early learning of children.

Educators play important roles during a vital time in children’s development; nurturing babies, toddlers and preschoolers as they safely explore and discover the world around them and their own capabilities.

At Practical Outcomes we know just how deserving of gratitude early childhood educators really are and we encourage you to join us in showing appreciation for all the inspiring work educators do each and every day.

Early Childhood Educator’s Day

A lasting impact on children’s lives

Early childhood educators may only spend time with children for a short time in their lives, but it’s a time with a lasting impact. Research continually shows that a high-quality early childhood education experience can contribute to a child’s educational success well into their formal years of schooling.

Early childhood educators come from all walks of life, but what they all have in common is an unwavering commitment to enhancing the wellbeing and development of children. Educators combine a number of qualities such as patience, flexibility, fairness and open-mindedness to ensure that children feel cared for, seen, safe and engaged in child care settings.

We have heard first-hand of the love and enthusiasm for their work from countless educators over the years. The passion they share for laying the very best foundation possible for children’s learning now and throughout their lives is not just inspiring for the children in their care, it’s life-changing.

Commitment to high quality learning

Children deserve to have access to educators who are highly trained and equipped not only from a pedagogical perspective but from a practical perspective too. We take great pride in providing our early childhood education learners with the training needed to be capable of teaching children how to be adaptable, resilient, life-long learners who can meet challenges with confidence and a healthy sense of self-worth.

Early childhood educators also do excellent work in ensuring that families feel confident in leaving their children in the care of another. This restores balance to families and enables parents to head to work and provide for their children.

How you can say THANKS to early childhood educators

Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, Christmas — educators never seem to miss an opportunity to help children celebrate all that life has to offer, while creating special keepsakes for their families. Now let’s celebrate the early childhood educators! Here are a few ways to do so:

Video of thanks

A quick video saying thank you to the early childhood educators for their role in your life will make them feel appreciated.

Note of thanks

Bring a note in to centres to display in a designated spot or post a thank you note to educators letting them know how grateful you are for their work.

Social media thanks

A public show of gratitude is always nice, so join in the fun of Early Childhood Educator’s Day and post something for the educators you know and love via social media. You can show support for the occasion on social media using the hashtags #LoveMyECE and #EarlyChildhoodEducatorsDay.

Download our ‘Thank you educators’ certificate!

However you decide to approach it, your thanks mean a lot to educators. Let’s show early childhood educators how valued they are to our families and communities and remind them of the tremendous different they make in children’s lives and for families.

From everyone at Practical Outcomes, we say THANKS early childhood educators! Your thoughtfulness, caring nature, patience and commitment to the future of every child does not go unnoticed.

If you’re looking to upskill in early childhood education, contact us today for more information.


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