Employer Newsletter: Licensed Child Care – Winter 2019
Supporting Children’s Safety Through Professional Supervision
Did you know that one in three concerns the College receives related to early childhood educators involves unsupervised children? And that insufficient supervision is more likely to occur during transitions from one area or activity to another and, in many cases, is caused by a lack of communication?
Everyone who works with and cares for young children – including RECEs, supervisors, licensees, and even family members – can play an important part in providing safe spaces by setting and following clear policies and expectations, reporting potential hazards and, most of all, maintaining clear and open communication.
As part of the #StandardsMatter campaign, the College published a new, free resource with practical advice and tips for Supporting Children’s Safety through Professional Supervision.
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Using the Public Register
The College’s online public register is the only accurate source of information about an individual’s registration status.
The public register is updated in real time, and is the only way for members, their employers and the public to verify the most current membership information.
How can I check a member’s registration status with the College?
Employers can check the public register at any time to confirm the registration status of an employee. If a member has sent in a completed form and payment by their renewal date, their membership status remains in good standing on the public register while the renewal is being processed.
How do I know when a member’s Certificate of Registration is due for renewal or has expired?
The best way to know if someone’s Certificate of Registration is current (e.g. has not expired or been suspended or revoked) is to check the public register regularly. Simply enter a member’s name or registration number to view their profile and the following information:
- Member Name
- Registration number
- Registration status
- Certificate Issued Date (date their certificate was issued)
- Effective Date (date their current status came into effect)
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By the Numbers: Annual Report 2017-2018
This February marks 10 years since the College of Early Childhood Educators was fully established with its mandate to regulate the profession in the public interest. From the first membership application, the College has seen an exponential growth in membership.
To learn more about the College by the numbers, visit our 2017-2018 Annual Report or watch Darlene Edgar, RECE and Council President, present last year’s top milestones in this short video.
Did you know? There are more than 53,000 members in good standing and 92 per cent of those members are employed in full or part time positions.
Mandatory Employer Reports
Under the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, employers are legally obligated to report to the College when a registered early childhood educator is terminated, suspended or restrictions have been placed on their duties for reasons of professional misconduct or if the RECE resigns under these circumstances.
In turn, the College must notify employers about any actions taken in response to their report and any decisions of the Complaints, Discipline or Fitness to Practise Committees. Should the member change jobs while an investigation or disciplinary process is underway, the College is required to report its findings to both former and current employers.
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New Resource: Practice Guideline on Professionalism
One of the hallmarks of being a professional is the ability to navigate everyday, unpredictable situations in a range of working environments and in a variety of relationships. At times, RECEs must use their professional judgement to make difficult decisions and provide ethical and appropriate advice to colleagues, supervisors and families.
The College’s newest Practice Guideline on Professionalism explores what it means to be a professional through the lens of a care and relationship-based profession and provides examples of realistic scenarios to support reflective practice and discussion.
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