Employer resources

Code and Standards

Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) are required to practice according to the College's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Practice resources

Practice guidelines, practice notes and case studies are developed to support RECEs in their practice approach.


Practice guidelines communicate the expectations of RECEs as outlined in the Code and Standards, and how those expectations might be applied in practice.


Practice notes present a brief overview of important topics within the profession and provide supporting information to strengthen the reader's understanding of those topics.

Case studies and scenarios

Case studies and scenarios describe real experiences of RECEs in various practice settings and provide readers with opportunities for reflection and discussion. 

Professional advisories

Professional advisories are developed for RECEs. They communicate the important legal requirements that RECEs must know and understand. 

The Resource and Reflection Guide for the Professional Advisory on the Duty to Report supports RECEs' understanding of the importance of reporting concerns related to the safety and well-being of a child.

Connexions - the newsletter for RECEs

Connexions is sent regularly to RECEs and contains a variety of useful and relevant articles and information. For the latest articles, visit our blog, College Talk.  Click here to subscribe to the newsletter or view archived versions of Connexions.

Interprofessional Collaboration

This joint resource was developed in 2017 as a result of a shared research project with the Ontario College of Teachers. It highlights the ethical standards of practice for both professions as educators work together to support early learning.


Leadership Pilot Projects (2015–2017) were a government-funded program developed for RECEs to enhance their leadership capacity.

Annual report

The College produces an annual report to highlight its work and achievements in regulating the profession and protecting children and families. 

Additional resources

These links take you to external websites to content that is relevant to the profession and/or the College.

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO)
Affiliated Services for Children and Youth
Best Start Resource Centre
Canadian Child Care Federation
Child Development Resource Connection Peel
Child and Family Services Act
Child Care Human Resources Sector Council
Child Care and Early Years Act
Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007
Early Childhood Community Development Centre
Education Act
Immunization Disclosure Policy and Health and Safety Updates 
Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework
Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Ministry of Education
Resource guide for licensed child care. Covid-19 immunization disclosure policy 
The Halton Resource Connection


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