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Proposed Changes to ECE Act

Dec 4, 2013

On Tuesday, December 3 the Ontario Government introduced proposed changes to the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007 (ECE Act) as part of the proposed new Child Care Modernization Act (Bill 143).

The Child Care Modernization Act would replace the Day Nurseries Act and includes changes to the Education Act. Changes to the ECE Act as part of the new legislation would coincide with the College’s statutory five-year review, which began in the spring of 2013. The statutory changes that are proposed for the ECE Act are largely consistent with the College’s submission to the Ministry of Education in the summer.

The Bill successfully passed through the Ontario Legislature on its first reading on December 3, 2013. To view the current status of the Child Care Modernization Act, please see the link below:


The College of ECE has worked collaboratively with the Ministry of Education to propose updates to the ECE Act and is pleased that the Ministry is focused on updating legislation to support children and families in early years settings. The College looks forward to reviewing the proposed bill in more detail and to participating in the next steps of the legislative process.