Section 8: Issues Potentially Affecting Practice
It is a requirement for registration that an applicant’s past and present conduct must give the College reasonable grounds for the belief that they:
- Are mentally competent to practise the profession, and
- Will practise the profession with decency, integrity and honesty and in accordance with the law, including but not limited to the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, the regulations under that Act, and the College’s by-laws, and
- Have sufficient knowledge, skill and judgment to practise the profession
The purpose of Section 8 of the General Application Form is for you to self-report on circumstances that may potentially affect a person’s practice of the profession. The College has a duty to govern members’ conduct and asks the questions in Section 8 to help serve and protect children and families.
You must answer all questions in Section 8 of the General Application Form. Additional information about each question in Section 8 can be found here.
If you answer “yes” to any one or more of the questions in Section 8, you must submit the following documentation with your completed General Application Form.
- On a separate piece(s) of paper, type (or write in legible print) a detailed explanation about the matter. Include your name on each page.
- Place this explanation in a separate envelope, label the envelope “Application – Section 8 Information”, and seal it. Submit this sealed envelope with your completed General Application Form.
- For information about the kinds of details to include in your explanation, see this page.
- If you answer “yes” to more than one question in this section, you are required to provide a detailed explanation for each matter.
- If you do not submit the detailed explanation(s) with your completed form, the application process will not continue until you provide this documentation.
- The College may ask you and/or third parties (e.g., organizations or institutions) to provide additional documentation. This will depend on the circumstances. If you have supporting documentation that is relevant to the matter(s) you declare, you are strongly encouraged to submit the documents with your completed General Application Form and detailed explanation(s). Submitting the additional information with your form helps to minimize delays in the application process.
- For examples of the types of additional documentation that the College may request, see the College’s Policy for assessing issues that may affect the practice of early childhood education.
Will answering “yes” negatively affect my application?
- The College reviews and considers an applicant’s circumstances on an individual basis.
- You are required to submit the additional information, as described above, with your completed General Application Form. The information must be complete. If you do not submit the required materials in a timely manner the application process will be delayed.