Winners of the Early Childhood Educators Day give-aways!!!

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As we look back at all the amazing photos and stories that were shared during the week of Early Childhood Educators Day, we’d like to thank everyone who got involved in the celebrations to let our early childhood educators know how much they are appreciated. We'd also like to extend a special thank you to those Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services and families who shared their photos of their celebrations.  

As part of the celebrations, we offered some give-aways to those ECEC services and families who chose to share their photographs or stories about the day on Facebook, Twitter or via the online entry form. We'd like to congratulate all of the winners of these give-aways and hope that they enjoy their prizes.

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Early Childhood Educators Day was celebrated Australia-wide on Wed 6th September 2017!

Early Childhood Educators Day was celebrated in many different ways across Australia this week.
While each centre or service ran their activities and festivities in their own special way, the sense of heartfelt appreciation, generosity and light-hearted fun was felt everywhere.

The photos below are just some of the many photos and posts shared on Facebook and Twitter or uploaded to the website on Early Childhood Educators Day and during the week.

Many thanks to everyone who shared their celebrations for others to enjoy. We hope you gain inspiration from seeing the many different ways that Early Childhood Educators Day can be celebrated. The simplest expression of appreciation can go a long, long way.

Just a reminder that the deadline for posting photos to be in the running for some fun give-aways is COB Friday 8th September 2017.
We will contact the winners of the giveaways for ECEC services and families next week.

Enjoy the photos!

Photos from ECEC services and families:

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"Early Childhood Educators Day - We say thank you" video

Whether you are celebrating on Wednesday or throughout the week, we wish you a very happy Early Childhood Educators Day!
ECEC service providers, we encourage you to make the time this week to have a group meeting with your early childhood educators to recognise and thank them for their efforts and dedication, and to show them the video below. 

Children and families, how are you going to say thank you?

Early Childhood Educators Day is a wonderful opportunity for children who attend long day care, kindergarten/preschool, family day care or occasional care services to say thank you to their early childhood educator(s).

Parents and families can help their children say thank you in their own special way, whether on Wednesday 6th September or during the same week.

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Inspiration for children and their families!

For young children and their families, Early Childhood Educators Day is a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to your early child educator(s) in your own special way, whether on Wednesday 6th September or during the same week.

In addition to the ideas already on the website for families and children, below we've put together some wonderful art and craft ideas gathered from all around the internet, which might help you get inspired to show your appreciation in a very personal way.

With a bit of help from a family member, children can have a lot of fun making something thoughtful. 

For example, you and your child might like to make a card with spring button flowers.
You can visit the blog article here for instructions.

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Inspiration from ECEC services around the country!

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There are so many fun and creative ways that Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services can celebrate Early Childhood Educators Day with their staff/colleagues and with the children and their families, to let our early childhood educators know how much they are appreciated.

We have already provided some suggestions on the website about how ECEC services and families can get involved. To provide some additional inspiration, we recently asked our Facebook followers to share their creative ideas from previous celebrations or plans for this year. 

We received some really great responses with really ingenious ideas. You may like to borrow from these examples when organising your activities. 

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Early Childhood Educators Day 2016 at Taigum Child Educare Centre

Early Childhood Educators Day is an annual event which is celebrated by long day care, kindergarten/preschool, family day care and occasional care services across Australia.
Below is an article written by Susan Cooper from the Taigum Child Educare Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, describing the centre's 2016 celebrations.

It's a personal story which illustrates the positive outcomes of celebrating this community event with staff and families.

The article originally appeared in Early Edition Spring 2016 Edition, ACA QLD’s quarterly magazine. Our warm thanks to the Taigum Child Edicare Centre for allowing their story to appear online.
 
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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." Henry Ford

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