Educators in the area are being recognized. 

Yesterday was the 17th annual Childcare workers and Early Childhood Educator appreciation day. This year’s theme was “We Create a Brighter Future”.

Lainie Smith, an ECE with Kenora’s École Ste Marguerite Bourgeoys school, spoke about the appreciation day, and what’s it’s like to be able to nurture young students.

“It’s so nice to be acknowledged for what we do, and have that appreciation shown to us. We have a great environment that we work in. The kids and families we deal with are so great. It’s really nice when you can come to work and say that you love your job. There’s a lot of nurturing, caring, hugs, laughs and so much more. It’s all about offering an environment to our children where they can learn where they play. I love kids, and you get to be a kid all day, every day. It’s amazing,” she said.

Smith has served SMB’s Kids’ Zone for 12 years. The Kids’ Zone is open to ages 0-4, and is through the Kenora Association for Community Living and the Kenora District Services Board. 

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