Professional Regulation

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 Professional Regulation department by e-mail at discipline@college-ece.ca  or by phone at 416 961-8558 or toll free at 1 888 961-8558 ext. 239.


The College investigates complaints about College members related to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.

Mandatory Employer Reports

Employers must report to the College when the employment of a registered early childhood educator (RECE) is terminated, suspended or restrictions have been placed on their duties for reasons of professional misconduct or if the RECE resigns under these circumstances.

Employers must report to the College when they become aware that an RECE who is a current or former employee is charged or convicted of an offense involving sexual conduct and minors or an offence that, in the employer’s opinion, indicates that a child may be at risk of harm or injury. Employers must also report any conduct by an RECE that they believe should be reviewed by a committee of the College. College committees address issues related to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.​

For more information on mandatory reporting obligations, please see the Employer Bulletin.

If you are an employer who needs to report an RECE to the College, please complete and submit this form. ​

 

Hearings

The College’s disciplinary hearings are open to the public.  Find out more information about the discipline committee hearings. Notices of hearings, with specific allegations, are found under the upcoming hearings page. The dates of the hearings can be found on the upcoming hearings page.

 

Decisions 

Proceedings of the Complaints Committee are confidential but certain decisions related to a Memorandum of Agreement are available on this website.

A three-member panel of the Discipline Committee conducts public hearings into cases of alleged professional misconduct and/or incompetence. The panels are composed of both elected and appointed Council members.

Disciplinary decisions are listed in alphabetical order according to the Member's name.

A three-member panel of the Fitness to Practise committee conducts hearings regarding cases of incapacity. The hearings are closed and the decisions of the Fitness to Practise committee are not publicized.

 

Rules of Procedure

The Rules of Procedure can be found here.

 

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* The College of Early Childhood Educators provides information and communication in an accessible manner when requested. If you require an accessible format and/or communication support, please contact a College staff member or the College at 1 888 961-8558/info@college-ece.ca.

 
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