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Code and Standards

Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) are required to practice according to the College’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Practice resources

Practice guidelines, practice notes and case studies are developed to support RECEs in their practice approach.


Practice guidelines communicate the expectations of RECEs as outlined in the Code and Standards, and how those expectations might be applied in practice.


Practice notes present a brief overview of important topics within the profession and provide supporting information to strengthen the reader’s understanding of those topics.

Case studies and scenarios

Case studies and scenarios describe real experiences of RECEs in various practice settings and provide readers with opportunities for reflection and discussion.

Professional advisories

Professional advisories are developed for RECEs. They communicate the important legal requirements that RECEs must know and understand.


The Resource and Reflection Guide for the Professional Advisory on the Duty to Report supports RECEs’ understanding of the importance of reporting concerns related to the safety and well-being of a child.

People Connect – Mental Health Resource Centre

The College has partnered with People Connect to provide self-care and mental health support to all RECEs at no cost to the members.

Our People Connect  partnership provides access to the following confidential services:

  • An online mental health self-assessment tool, to understand symptoms of mental health conditions;
  • Virtual mental health therapy, to connect with therapists; and
  • Information and a resource library for credible mental health information, tips and tools.


Connexions – the newsletter for RECEs

Connexions is sent regularly to RECEs and contains a variety of useful and relevant articles and information. For the latest articles, visit our blog, College Talk. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter or view archived versions of Connexions.


Interprofessional Collaboration

This joint resource was developed in 2017 as a result of a shared research project with the Ontario College of Teachers. It highlights the ethical standards of practice for both professions as educators work together to support early learning.



Leadership Pilot Projects (2015–2017) were a government-funded program developed for RECEs to enhance their leadership capacity.