​​​​​​​​​​Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice sets out the professional knowledge, skills, values and expectations applicable to all registered early childhood educators (RECEs) regardless of role and the setting in which they may practise. It also communicates to RECEs and the public the scope and nature of the profession. As regulated professionals, RECEs are expected to act with integrity and adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice at all times within their workplace and the community.


The second edition of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice will be in effect on July 1, 2017. All RECEs will be mailed a copy.

Sneak Peek at the Titles of the NEW Standards!
Standard I: Caring and Responsive Relationships
Standard II: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Standard III: Safety, Health and Well-Being in the Learning Environment
Standard IV: Professionalism and Leadership
Standard V:  Professional Boundaries, Dual Relationships and Conflicts of Interest
Standard VI: Confidentiality, Release of Information and Duty to Report


 

Code of Ethics and Sta​​ndards of Practice

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and the related legislation of the College of Early Childhood Educators articulate the knowledge, skills and ethical values to which RECEs are held accountable. They are also designed to assist and direct RECEs in their practice, decision-making and professional conduct. 

​If you have any questions about the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice or any inquiries related to the practice of registered early childhood educators, please contact the Professional Practice Department at practice@college-ece.ca.

 

* 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.​​