AECEO Task Force Launches Professional Pay and Decent Work webinar, consultation survey and charter

Survey closes November 20! Webinar and survey

We are calling on employers/organizations/groups to endorse the Ontario Early Childhood Sector Decent Work Charter

Individuals may Pledge their support for the campaign here

We've also created a Campaign Tool Kit to support local communities and their members as they engage in campaign actions.

Visit our Campaign Action page for more information

New Campaign Video:
Decent Work in Early Years and Child Care
This video answers the questions: What is decent work? How does decent work impact early childhood educator practice? How can early childhood educators join the movement for decent work in Ontario?

This video features prominent leaders from community organizations that are advocating for equal pay and decent work for all early childhood educators and worker's in Ontario, including the AECEO, Equal Pay Coalition, the Atkinson Centre, and the Workers Action Centre.

Early childhood educators, staff, parents, children and community members can work together to shape the future of Ontario’s early years and child care system.


  • Featured post

    Share your Story - Carolyn Ferns

    SYCCS_Launch-2.pngThe child care story project is an important part of the AECEO’s Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign. Our goal is to collect and share stories from across the province to highlight the need for quality affordable early years and child care programs where registered early childhood educators and staff are well supported with professional pay and decent work

    Our first video is from Carolyn Ferns.  Carolyn first started her career as an ECE working in an infant/toddler room when she realized that there was an overwhelming amount of families unable to afford licensed child care and that the ECE profession was extremely underpaid.  Carolyn then decided to return to school to further her career in ECE research so that she could make a change.  

    Everyone has a child care story to share: we are asking RECEs, early years staff, parents, children and community members to share their child care stories in support of the AECEO’s Professional Pay & Decent Work campaign. 

    You can send your completed story to and/or share on social media and be sure to tag the AECEO and your MPP along with Minister Indira Naidoo-Harris @MPPIndiraNH and Premier Kathleen Wynne @Kathleen_Wynne 

    More tips on how to Share your Story

    1 reaction Share
  • Latest from the blog

    New Peer Reviewed eceLINK Now ONLINE!

    Introducing Our New and Improved eceLINK!

    The AECEO Board, Editorial Committee and staff are very excited to present the first issue of a revamped and improved eceLINK. This issue offers the debut of the Peer Reviewed Collection, on the topic of Collaborative Practice and Pedagogies. Along with the exciting debut of the Peer Reviewed Collection is a fresh new design that brings the look of the magazine right up to date. A selection of interesting articles on a variety of topics in early childhood will keep you reading every page!

    Making space for the peer reviewed articles means some adjustment to our regular content.  You will find the new member list and donor thanks, as well as the full list of AECEO Certified members, in the Winter 2017-2018 issue. We hope to publish the Peer Reviewed Collection in every other issue and the new members and donor thanks will now also be published in every other issue. The Editorial Committee plans to continue developing new, regular eceLINK features that will add interest and value to the publication for AECEO members.

    Much appreciation and thanks go to the eceLINK editorial committee for their hard work and expertise:

    Rachel Langford, Ph.D. Editor of the Peer Reviewed Collection
    Brooke Richardson, Ph.D. Publication Co-Chair
    Laura Coulman RECE, Ph.D Candidate, Publication Co-Chair
    Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Ph.D.
    Goranka Vukelich RECE, Ph.D.
    Shani Halfon RECE, MA ECS

    We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we did putting it together.

    AECEO Provincial Board of Directors

    In This Issue:

    • Creating Inclusive Early Learning Environments for LGBTQ2+ Families (Featured article available to the public)
    • Bringing Nature to Niagara’s Youngest Children: Early Childhood Community Development Centre’s Naturalized Playgrounds Project
    • Professional Pay and Decent Work Project Update: Mobilizing community voices for professional pay and decent work in the early childhood sector

    Peer Reviewed Collection

    • (Re)Imagining and (Re)Engaging in Relational Encounters: Communities of Practice for (Re)Vitalizing Pedagogies
    • “Good-bye Mr. Raccoon, we’ll miss you!” Supporting children’s explorations of life and death in a forest

        (member access)

    Not a member? Membership supports a strong, united voice for ECEs in our province.  
    Join today and get instant access to our eceLINK publications, online professional learning and so much more!


    We would like to thank the following advertisers for helping to support this issue of the eceLINK

    School Specialty


    Issue: Spring/Summer 2018

    Special issue: Indigenous Practices and Knowledge in Early Childhood Education

    Submission deadline: January 4, 2018

    Find out more here

    Continue reading → See all posts
  • Donate

    We Need YOU!

    $4,021.11 raised
    GOAL: $10,000.00

    The AECEO launched the Professional Pay for Professional Work campaign last year and we need your support to help build the momentum we have already started.  We want to visit as many communities as possible to engage ECE professionals, employers and local government in discussions on improving ECE wages. 

    This will only be possible with your help. 

    Click here for more information on our Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign

    If you would like to send in your donation by mail, please download the donation form here


Showing 7 reactions