Early Childhood Educators make a difference in the community2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
It was a snowy night. Probably one of the worst winter storms of 2023. However, Waterloo Region Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) and early years professionals came together at the Kitchener Rangers game to share their enthusiasm for their profession.
The timing was perfect. Workforce shortages and a significant increase in demand for licensed child care are at an all-time high in Waterloo Region, and other communities across Ontario as well. The event provided an opportunity to promote the profession and highlight it in a different way than had ever been done before.
More than 1,500 RECEs and early years professionals registered to attend the event and it turned out to be a night to remember.
High-quality early years and child care programs support families to seek and maintain employment, pursue education or training opportunities. This contributes to the local economy and boosts our labour force, especially for women.
With the current demand for licensed child care, this is a great time to join the profession and make a difference in the lives of children in our community. Find out more at regionofwaterloo.ca/early-years.
This event was supported through contributions made by the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.