Purpose and Mandate
The College of Early Childhood Educators (College) regulates and governs Ontario’s Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) in the public interest.
The College was established under the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007 (ECE Act), and came into existence in February 2009.
With more than 57,000 members in good standing, the College is one of the largest professional self-regulatory bodies in Ontario and is the only professional self-regulatory body for early childhood education in Canada.
The College regulates the profession of early childhood education by establishing and enforcing:
- Registration requirements;
- Ethical and professional standards for RECEs;
- Requirements for continuous professional learning; and
- Complaints and discipline process for professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity.
Leadership in early learning and care by trusted, accountable professionals.
Serve and protect the public interest by regulating the profession of early childhood education.
|Transparency and Accountability|
|Processes are open, information is clear and
accessible to members and the public.
|The hallmark of self-regulation: we accept
responsibility for our actions.
|Integrity and Fairness|
|Firm adherence to moral and ethical
principles; making the right decisions.
|Processes give equal opportunity to
all; decisions meet predetermined,
|Professionalism and Leadership|
|Use of specialized knowledge, skills and
judgment for the benefit of the community served.
|A process of social influence which empowers and magnifies the efforts of others toward shared goals.|
|Inclusion and Respect|
|Creating an environment of belonging, in which
diversity and differences are welcomed
|We recognize the dignity and value of our
work, our members and the public we serve.
Commitment to Anti-Racism
We are committed to embedding anti-racism into all of our work. We acknowledge this ongoing effort is necessary to fulfil our responsibility of regulating a diverse profession in the interest of all children and families in Ontario. Read our full Statement of Commitment to Anti-Racism here.
Strategic Plan 2022-2027
Proactive Public Protection
Collaborative Leadership and Engagement