RECEs practise in a wide variety of settings:
Only College members can practice the profession of early childhood education and use the protected titles "Early Childhood Educator" and "Registered Early Childhood Educator" along with the professional designations ECE, RECE and their French equivalents.
The purpose of a protected title is to assure the public that any person who uses it has met the education and other requirements for entry into the profession. The protected title also assures the public that any person who uses it is accountable to practise the profession of early childhood education in accordance with the ethical and professional standards set by the College.
In 2021, the College conducted data analysis on its members working in Licensed Child Care, the predominant employment setting. You can review information on Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) in Licensed Child Care in Ontario here.