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For Immediate Release:
October 18, 2011

Council Proclamation Recognizes the Early Childhood Education Sector in Peel

BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 18, 2011) The Region of Peel celebrates the thousands of children and workers within the growing early childhood education sector in Peel.

Council proclaimed Week of the Child from Oct. 17 to 25 and Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day on Oct. 21 in the Region of Peel.

Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) work in a number of settings from child care centres and schools to special education programs to home care and health care settings they are responsible for protecting and promoting a child’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional learning.

“Week of the Child and ECE Appreciation Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the rights of Peel’s children and to appreciate the work being done in the community that supports the safety and education of our youngest citizens,” said Regional Councillor Paul Palleschi, Chair, Human Services Committee.

“As members of Regional Council, we have a responsibility to ensure we’re not only meeting the needs of children and their families but that we’re also doing it effectively and making quality child care accessible for all who need it,” added Councillor Palleschi.

Peel will celebrate Week of the Child and Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day by hosting events and activities at each of the Region’s 12 Learn.Play.Care. Child Care Centres. Other activities are being sponsored by local child care agencies and associations, such as the AECEO.

“We are proud to recognize Peel’s child care workers in their efforts to improve and uphold the quality of child programming across the province,” said Janet Menard, Commissioner, Human Services, Region of Peel.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, call 905-791-7800 or visit peelregion.ca.



Jennifer Marvin
Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4668

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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