Professional Resources

Practice Guideline

March 2016


Professional Advisories

June 2012

June 2015







Interprofessional Collaboration Resource

This joint resource was developed as a result of a collaborative research project involving both the Ontario College of Teachers and the College of Early Childhood Educators.
This resource helps to bring the ethical standards and standards of practice for both professions to life as educators work together to support early learning.

Case Studies

The College is pleased to publish case studies describing real experiences in the professional practice of early childhood educators. These cases were written by registered members of the College.



Case Study 1: Sarah’s Confusing Behaviour

Case Study 2: Accepting the Consequences

Case Study 4: No Qualified Staff

​New case studies!

Case Study 5: Denton's Birt​hday Cupcakes​​

​Case Study 6: In the Best Interest of the Children

Case Study 7: New Kid on the Block

Case Study 8: New Responsibilities and Challenges

Case Study 9: Valuing Inclusivity and Privacy

Case Study 10: Balancing Supervisory Responsibilities

Case Study 11: Once We Were Friends


The College has developed a new vignette to encourage RECEs to reflect on various practice issues related to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Similar to case studies, vignettes highlight dilemmas associated with professional decision-making and action and may be used as a professional learning resource.

Do You Really Know Who Your Friends Are?​​

Conflict​ing Approaches​

What to do about Lisa?​



As a result of changes to the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007 and the new Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, the College of Early Childhood Educators is in the process of updating its website to better reflect the new legislative changes. For this reason, information pertaining to the College’s Complaints and Discipline process found on the College’s website may no longer reflect current practices.

For more information, please contact the Complaints and Discipline department by e-mail at​ or by phone at 416 961-8558 or toll free at 1 888 961-8558 ext. 224.


Responding to a Complaint




Leadership Pilot Project Program Evaluation Executive Summary

The Evolution of Professional Learning for RECEs in Ontario

Report on the CECE Registration and Member Services Survey: Early Childhood Educator Entry to Practise and Early Career ​Transition​​​

You Bet We Still Care: A Survey of Centre-Based Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada

Parent and Community Surveys on Childcare in Ontario from the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care

Early Childhood Education Program Standards

Early Childhood Development Report from The Royal Society of Canada

Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) Full Day Learning Resource Kit

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada - Statement on Play-Based Learning

Article by Charles E. Pascal - Interaction (Volume 24, Number 1, Spring 2010) A publication of the Canadian Child Care Federation

Article about the College - A Bulletin of the Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (Spring 2009)