Standing Strong Together


Letter from the Peer Mentoring Program on this National Day of Action for Child Care 2023

Published: November 30th, 2023

View the letter sent from the Peer Mentoring Program to Early Childhood Educators on this National Day of Action for Child Care.

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Greetings everyone:

We just wanted to send a message of respect, love, and recognition for the incredible work that you do as Early Childhood Educators each and every day.

For us, The National Day of Action for Child Care is about acknowledging early learning and child care as society’s collective responsibility and priority. We all have a role to play, and it has been heartening to hear from family and friends who don’t work in the sector, asking for ways that they can take meaningful action. Let us continue to work individually and collectively, within our communities and beyond -- to make the difference needed.

Though heartened, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure funding supports contribute to quality education, a competitive wage grid, more support for higher credentials, and ongoing professional development for educators. Today, we continue to reflect upon the importance of close relationships with educators who remind us of the complexities of each unique day. We are also reminded of the importance of access to supports that are inclusive, receptive, and responsive to the needs of children, educators, and their communities.

The Peer Mentoring Program is playing a key role in supporting the work of ECEBC in connecting educators across the province and contributes to the recruitment and retention of inspiring early learning professionals like you. This program has a unique and impactful breadth. Your voices guide us and each day we are proud to be a part of it with you.

Today, in particular, we aim to be courageous, caring, disruptive, and transformational in our actions and recommendations for funding.

Your care and commitment to uplifting our sector inspires us and we are honoured to work beside you.

Thank you for all that you do! We are stronger together!

Heather & Greg


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Our deepest respect and gratitude for the privilege of living and learning on these unceded and ancestral traditional lands and waterways in BC, and learning from the First Peoples. We’d like to acknowledge the Métis Nation and their presence in our communities. We are honoured to journey together with good hearts and open minds.