At YWCA Canberra, we value the power of education and the role that educators play in the lives of children. We understand that educators possess a unique dedication when it comes to working with children every day. That is why we are proud to celebrate Early Childhood Educators Day to show our support and love for all the educators working across our services.
Our amazing centre directors were kind enough to throw together a few celebrations to show their appreciation for the work that our educators do.
At our Conder Early Childhood Service, Director Meghan set up a beautiful spread for her staff to thank them for all their hard work and dedication. During this celebration, the educators were gifted with delicious food along with succulents and homemade body scrubs donated by families and members of the local community.
“I can honestly say with my whole heart that this team is here for the right reasons and it shows in their work ethic and dedication. Working at Conder has further ignited my passion for the sector and I am looking forward to seeing our dreams come to fruition,” shared Meghan.
At our Currawong Early Childhood Service, Director Emily set up a generous table filled with a selection of (individually packaged) dips and sweet foods, presents of notebooks, pens and chocolate, and certificates of recognition for each of her educators.
“Despite the challenges that we have faced this year, the team has come to work committed to the children with smiles on their faces. I am proud to be the Director of the Currawong team and excited to see what we can achieve in the coming year,” she said.
The Director at our Spence Children’s Cottage, Cat, loves seeing how educators at her service interact with the children. “All of our educators are amazingly caring towards the children,” Cat said.
“Every single educator goes above and beyond to ensure that the children have everything that they need to grow and learn in the most supportive environment that could be provided.”
Drawing on this year’s challenges, Winyu Director Kiki believes 2020 has made her team stronger and more resilient than ever. “Even though we are facing a lot of challenges, the team still stay together and supports each other,” she shared.
“They understand how to use their strengths to support others’ weaknesses. I think it makes Winyu unique and strong.”