1. 2018-19 Annual Report is now online
2. Mandatory Employer Reports
3. Membership fee receipts are now accessible online
4. Continuous Professional Learning for RECEs
5. All about Council
The annual report for the College's July 2018 to June 2019 fiscal year has been published online. The report highlights the achievements of Council, its committees, and staff.
We invite you to check our annual report, located on our website,
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Resources for Employers
The College's bulletin
Mandatory Employer Obligations helps you to understand when to file a MER with the College. The College has also created a
downloadable MER form, accessible on the
College's website. As part of the legal reporting requirement, all relevant information and supporting documents that should be included in the submission of the MER.
Why Is the College Asking for These Details?
An accurate and complete MER, with supporting documents, greatly improves the College's ability to review and consider MERs in a timely and efficient manner. It also helps ensure that the public is protected.
Have questions about the report, or are unsure if you need to complete it after a specific incident has occurred? Email us at
Members can now access receipts online in the
My College Account portal after they have paid their annual renewal fee. Should you require a copy as proof of registration / renewal, ask staff to print you the receipt or click
here to check the public register.
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In our last issue, we published an overview of the College's Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) program. That article can be found
In this continuation, we want to highlight some of the ways that employers can support staff in their ongoing professional learning in relation to the CPL program.
Ongoing professional learning doesn't have to happen through traditional coursework or workshops; there are other useful learning activities such as a reflective practice journal, webinars, presentations, books, job shadowing and participation in communities of practice. Each of these can help guide and strengthen an RECE's practice.
If it's not in the budget for staff to attend paid conferences or workshops, here are some additional ideas for professional learning activities, some of which may be free of cost:
Interested in seeing examples of CPL portfolios? Check out the resources we've developed that outline the portfolios of RECEs in different practice settings and career stages. You can find those portfolios
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The College of Early Childhood Educators is governed by a 24-member Council. Of those Council members, 14 are RECEs elected by members of the College and the remaining 10 are members of the public appointed by the Ontario government. The College's mandate is to regulate the profession of early childhood education in the public interest, and the composition of Council ensures that the expertise of members of the profession as well as the perspective of the public are at the table and included in all decisions.
What does Council do?
Council governs the College through the oversight of policy development and approval of by-laws for the College. Council establishes the strategic direction of the College and makes decisions related to entry to practice requirements, ethical and professional standards, and professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity.
Each Council member has the opportunity to serve on a variety of Committees that are integral to the College's regulation of the profession. Through effective governance and upholding the standards of the profession, Council members protect the public interest and support professionalism and leadership in the early learning and care.
Elections in Districts 1, 2 and 6
On March 16, 2020, voting opens to elect new members to Council in District 1 (North and North East Region), District 2 (East Region), and District 6 (Central West Region).
If you're located in District 1, 2 or 6, encourage your RECE staff to vote! Voting takes minutes and the process is online so ballots can be cast on a smartphone, tablet or computer. It's a member's opportunity to help choose the people who oversee the regulation of their profession.
To learn more about the College's Committees, click
What are the Electoral Districts? Find out