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Warden proclaims October 26 as Child-Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

 

Midhurst/October 26, 2016 – On behalf of Simcoe County Council, Warden Gerry Marshall has proclaimed Wednesday, October 26, 2016 to be Child-Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in recognition of the child-care professionals who are focused on the wellbeing of children and families in our communities.

"On behalf of our entire Council, I would like to thank and recognize all our Child-Care Workers and Early Childhood Educators who devote their lives to supporting the growth and development of our children," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "Ensuring that our families and children have access to certified care and affordable programs is of utmost importance and we're proud of the reach and impact of our many services."

The County of Simcoe is the licensed Child Care Service System Manager for Simcoe County and the cities of Barrie and Orillia. There are 945 child care staff working in 187 licensed child care sites, with a total system capacity of more than 15,000 licensed spaces.

The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Contacts:

Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications 
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile) 
Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca

Collin Matanowitsch
Communications Co-ordinator
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)
Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca