Standard VI: Confidentiality, Release of Information and Duty to Report

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RE​CEs respect the confidentiality of information related to children and families and obey all laws pertaining to privacy and the sharing of information. They understand that as a result of their professional knowledge and role, they are in a unique position to recognize possible signs of child abuse, neglect and family violence, and have a particular duty to report their suspicions. (Standard V: A, Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice)

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice provides the foundation of practice for all Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs). As the profession evolves, it's important to continually revisit the Code an​d Standards to ensure you understand your professional and ethical responsibilities and reflect on how you’re​ applying them in your daily practice.

This page will provide you with new resources, webinars led by subject matter leaders, videos, and more to inspire thinking and reinforce the following important practice elements:

  • Leadership
  • Relationships
  • Learning Environments
  • Pedagogic​al Approaches
  • Communication and Collaboration​


Snapshot of Standard V​​​​​I

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​​​​​​This Month's Webinar:

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Resources​​​​​

Code of Ethics and Standards ​
Professional Advisory 
Reflection Guide​ 
Scenario Duty to Report 
Case: Valuing Inclusivity and Privacy ​
Try it at Work 6 ​
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#StandardsMatter Resources​​​​​


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