Celebrating the Week of Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) in Manitoba

Today is the final day of the Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) Week, an important annual week taking place April 23-29th, that recognizes the work and leadership of ECEs for our community’s children throughout Manitoba.

To wrap up this important week, President Gina McKay shared a thank you to all ECEs on behalf of 37,000 CUPE members across Manitoba, sharing that “as workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen firsthand the incredible value Child Care workers provide in every community” noting that they have kept families supported, and cared for, by upholding a pillar for Manitobans so that they were able to continue to keep communities functioning throughout the pandemic.

To mark this important week, CUPE Manitoba shared a reminder to all CUPE Locals in Manitoba to extend a thank you to all Early Childhood Educators, Providers, and Child Care staff who are on the frontlines serving our communities and that Child Care is essential, and not just in times of crisis.

To amplify the awareness this year, a radio greeting was recorded to air on major radio stations throughout Manitoba.
To listen to CUPE Manitoba’s radio greeting, click here.

The Province of Manitoba’s Proclamation for the week of the Early Childhood Educator is available for download and print, and CUPE Manitoba encourages Child Care Locals to share the Proclamation with ECEs.

To download and print a copy, click on the preferred language below:

We hope that the week of the Early Childhood Educator brought recognition and thanks from your community!


CUPE represents approximately 12,000 child care workers across Canada. And you can learn more by visiting Cupe’s child care sector page at cupe.ca.