TORONTO, September 27, 2013 – Over 200 professionals in the field of
early childhood education are set to attend the first Leadership Symposium
hosted by the College of Early Childhood Educators in Toronto, ON today.
Attendees will hear from provincial, national and international leaders
about the importance of leadership in the field of early childhood education and
participants will view the debut of a video presentation entitled “Leading in
the New Reality: Strengthening Early Childhood Education through Leadership”.
in the early childhood education profession is fundamental to the provision of
quality early learning and care environments for children,” said Lois Mahon,
RECE, President of the College. “Leadership must be nurtured, supported and
recognized so that the promise of early learning for the future well-being of
children can be realized.”
The Leadership Symposium will also mark the
launch of the College’s Leadership Pilot project, which will see 25 registered
early childhood educators (RECEs) take part in a nine-month learning program
designed to enhance their leadership capacity. Feedback from the participants
and their six mentors, who are also RECEs, will inform the development of tools
and resources for a continuous professional learning program for all members of
“Through these programs we hope that we can shine the
spotlight on both the existing expertise and the enormous potential for
intentional leadership that we believe lies latent in the sector,” added Mahon.
September 27, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Chestnut Conference Centre
89 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R1
About the College of Early
The College of Early Childhood Educators is a professional
self-regulatory organization for early childhood educators formed to protect
the public interest by regulating the practice of the profession of early
childhood education. The practice of early childhood education is regulated by
the College in accordance with the Early
Childhood Educators Act, 2007, and the regulations and by-laws made under
the Act. The College has issued over 45,000 Certificates of Registration and is
the first self-regulatory college for early childhood educators in Canada.
For further information:
Julia Lipman Baker
Telephone: 416 961-8558, ext. 251