With flashing lights, freshly popped popcorn, enthusiastic fans, and some paparazzi, LBPSB’s daycare week celebration was a (literal) star-studded affair.
The Hollywood theme was deliberate. Across LBPSB there is a clear consensus among students, teachers, administrators, staff and families: daycare staff are our brightest stars. And what better way to celebrate daycare staff than shining a spotlight on all the incredible work they do?
Each year, LBPSB honours its daycare technicians, educators, lunch supervisors and staff with Daycare Week. Throughout the week each students and families hosted special celebrations for the daycare staff. These events are opportunities to share stories, recognize moments of going above and beyond expectations, and to offer daycare staff ‘star’ treatment.
While there is a consistent theme across our daycares: exceptional work ethic, nurturing, creativity, creating safe places, and plenty of fun; each daycare has a unique story. This year, all the daycares were able to focus the attention (and the cameras) inward. Each daycare created their own movie poster, showcasing their staff and culture. As well, many daycares prepared videos of their staff and students ‘in action’ and these videos were compiled into a moving and hilarious short film; transforming the Daycare Week celebration into a Hollywood movie premiere.
The celebration was also a great opportunity for daycare staff from ‘across the board’ to network, catch up, build new friendships and strengthen existing ones. One of the joys of daycare week is recognizing both the similarities and differences of each daycare and every daycare worker.
Johanne Levac, Manager of Daycare Services welcomed everyone to the celebration and recognized the hard and crucial happening at our daycares every day. Tom Rhymes, Assistant Director General also offered words of gratitude. Mr. Rhymes emphasized how the work done and moments experienced in daycare often carry LBPSB students through their entire journeys; leading up to the crossing the graduation stage.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s daycare week such a success, and a huge thank you to all daycare staff for the incredibly valuable work they do!
By: Suzannah Bartlett