The training, knowledge, and competencies of early childhood educators are distinct and unique from other professions. The specialized skills of ECEs provide for collaborative opportunities with other regulated professionals.
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.