The practice of early childhood education in Ontario is regulated by the College of Early Childhood Educators (the College) in accordance with the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007 and the regulations and by-laws made under that Act.
The Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, established the College. The Act includes:
Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007
Continuous Professional Learning Regulation
Designation of Geographic Area
Professional Misconduct Regulation
Since the College was established, Council members and senior staff at the College have spent a significant amount of time building relationships with both the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The College has also attended meeting with MPPs to share information on the professional practice of early childhood educators and the role of the College as a professional self-regulatory body and was involved in the consultations regarding the development of the province's Early Learning Program.
Response to the Ministry of Education's consultation on Ontario’s renewed vision for the early years (January 2017)
College responds to the Protecting Students Act (December 2016)
Response to the proposed phase two regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act (April 2016)
College submission to the Ministry of Education on modernization (November 2012)
Letter to Minister Dombrowsky: Amendments to Bill 242 (April 30, 2010)
Cover letter for Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy (March 22, 2010)
Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy (March 22, 2010)
Letter to Minister Broten (March 3, 2010)
Response from Minister Broten (April 15, 2010)