All RECEs are legally required to adhere to By-law 39: Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. They are also legally required to adhere to the regulations made under the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007 that include the Professional Misconduct Regulation and the Continuous Professional Learning Regulation. The Code and Standards and related regulations, serve as the basis upon which RECEs are held accountable for their practice and to the public.
Numerous resources from the College illustrate the meaning and purpose of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. They are also a source for reflection and dialogue about the practice of RECEs. Resources include professional advisories, practice guidelines, case studies, vignettes, reflection and discussion guides, webinars and video resources.Please note: Many of the College's publications and resources reference statements from the 2011 version of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Revisions will be made to some resources to reflect the new Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice (2017). Stay tuned!
As part of its strategic priorities, the
College of Early Childhood Educators reviewed By-law 21, Code of Ethics
and Standards of Practice. For more information, click here.
If you have any questions about the
Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice or any inquiries
related to the practice of registered early childhood educators, please
contact the Professional Practice Department at