In response to regulatory changes being proposed by the Ministry of Education, the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO), the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) and others with an interest in high quality child care are seeking signatures to an Open Letter to Ontario Education Minister, Liz Sandals.
The Ontario government has proposed changes to key child care regulations, including reductions to adult: child ratios and increases to group sizes. In response, the open letter outlines the research on these important program elements and raises concerns about the proposed change's impact on quality and on early childhood staff.
We urge everyone in early learning and care to sign on to the letter pressing Minister Sandals to engage in a fuller consultation specifically related to the quality implications inherent in the proposed reductions in child:staff ratios and increases in group sizes. Our voices are strengthened by numbers so please share this open letter with your contacts.
To add your name and/or the name of your organization/program to the letter please contact: Eduarda Sousa @ email@example.com
Today we launch a new, updated AECEO Certification designation and program. AECEO.C is the new credential that will attest to an AECEO member's successful completion of our Certification program. We are very pleased with the new acronym as it more accurately captures the ownership and administration of this much respected program. The replacement of "ECE.C" is not an easy one for us, nor for some of you as we have heard. However, as we discussed in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of the eceLINK, changing times and legislation require the retirement of this well-respected acronym.
The Windsor – Essex AECEO Branch is proud to invite you to our 14th Annual Beating the Winter Blues Conference. This information packed conference will be the highlight of the season for early learning professionals. Including a must-see Keynote from the Ministry of Education, a wide variety of inspiring and informative workshops to enhance your practice, and a very popular, interactive institute with the College of Early Childhood Educators - this conference has it all. Come beat the winter blues with professional learning tailored specifically for you.