Early Childhood Education Month reminds us that positive experiences for young children continue to help them throughout their lives. Play is an essential part of childhood experiences because children bring meaning to their understanding of the world through play. Through play, children are able to develop physically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually so they are better able to enjoy health and well-being into their adult years.
Thursday, May 14th is Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, which is an opportunity to recognize the important role of early childhood educators in your child’s life. Early childhood educators assist children’s learning through play-based activities. Whether in child care, Prekindergarten or other early years programs, early childhood educators provide high-quality play and learning experiences that will benefit your child for a lifetime.
Source: Government of Saskatchewan – Ministry of Education