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  • Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario endorsed 2017-10-22 11:19:09 -0400

    DecentWorkFundamentalsF.pngOntario Early Childhood Sector Decent Work Charter

    The Ontario Early Childhood Sector Decent Work Charter has been developed by the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) Decent Work Taskforce as one of the components to mobilizing a collective effort to achieve greater recognition and improved compensation and working conditions for those employed in the sector.

    The primary purpose of this Charter is to promote a vision for decent work within organizational cultures in the early childhood sector (child care, child and family programs, licenced home child care, full-day kindergarten, etc). This requires organizations to commit to pursuing the development of high quality jobs and the structures, policies and practices to support organizations and individuals in implementing the principles that contribute to decent work. 

    When organizations commit to the principles of decent work, they are creating quality workplace environments that will in turn support the foundations that underpin individual, family and community well-being. These include the economic and social structures that promote improved child outcomes.

    Values to Guide Our Action

    While the Four Foundations for Learning in Ontario’s pedagogical document, How Does Learning Happen? is aimed to guide the work of professionals in their work with children and families, we believe that these four foundations are also aligned with the value of the workforce itself;

    BELONGING: Recognition of staff as valued professionals          

    WELL BEING: Professional Pay/Compensation

    ENGAGEMENT: Professional Learning                      

    EXPRESSION: Quality work environments   

    Defining Decent Work

    Recognition of staff as valued professionals: Commitment to establish and maintain structures and resources internally and externally that recognize the critical role early childhood staff perform in the delivery of quality programs.

    Professional Pay/Compensation: Commitment to establish and maintain strategies to provide professional pay for professional work. 

    Professional Learning: Commitment to establish and maintain structures and resources to support early childhood professionals in all aspects of ongoing professional learning.

    Quality work environments: Commitment to establish and maintain structures and resources that promote belonging, inclusion, diversity, well-being, engagement and expression in the work environment.

    As an early childhood sector employer/organization we are signing this charter to confirm our commitment to advancing policy reforms needed to improve working conditions for all. We recognize the principles of decent work as integral to achieving quality programs and services for children and their families.

    As leaders in our communities we will champion practices that promote and sustain decent work, and will join with our community partners, sector networks, associations, policymakers and funders to generate collective actions that expand decent working conditions. 

    (programs and organizations can officially endorse the Charter below or by emailing their endorsement to info@aeceo.ca)

    Print a copy and showcase at your Centre/Organization that you've endorsed the Charter (fillable form)

    Supporting Documents

    Individuals can support the campaign by Pledging their support here

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  • donated 2016-04-28 17:56:25 -0400

    Student Membership

    An individual currently enrolled in an OCAAT, or an Ontario university or training institution leading to their College of Early Childhood Educators recognized diploma or degree in ECE.

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  • published Membership Categories in Membership 2015-08-11 10:48:36 -0400

    Membership Categories

    Below are the current AECEO membership plans and categories 

    Membership Plan 1 - Comprehensive

    Membership Plan 2 - Electronic (EMP)

     

    • Emailed Membership ID & receipt
    • Online access and mailed copy of quarterly eceLINK
    • Access to the members-only professional portal area of website
    • Regular e-bulletins through email
    • Discounts to AECEO events

     

     

    • Emailed Membership ID & receipt
    • Online access to eceLINK
    • Access to the members-only professional portal area of website
    • Regular e-bulletins through email
    • Discounts to AECEO events

     

     

    Membership Categories

    Description

    Rights & Privileges

    Professional

    An individual with credentials recognized for registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE).

    • Proof of membership and category
    • Quarterly AECEO publication and notices
    • Access the online members only professional portal
    • Voting, nomination and motion privileges
    • Hold position on the AECEO provincial board and executive committee

    Professional Certified

    An individual who meets the following three criteria:

    qualifies for professional membership; has successfully completed the AECEO’s Certification process, and has continuously maintained AECEO certified membership.

           In addition to professional category privileges:

    • Use the title “AECEO.C”
    • Hold positions on Certification Committees
    • Act as mentor in AECEO programs
    • Hold assessor position in Certification portfolio review
    • Additional member discounts to AECEO events as advertized

    Professional Retired

    A retired individual who previously held professional membership in the AECEO.

    • Maintain privileges of previous class of Membership (see above)

    Transitional 1stYear Professional

    An RECE in the first year after graduation.

    • Proof of membership and category
    • Quarterly AECEO publication and notices
    • Access the online members only professional portal
    • Voting, nomination and motion privileges
    • Hold position on the AECEO provincial board and executive committee

    Student

    An individual currently enrolled in an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology (OCAAT), or an Ontario university or training institution leading to their CECE recognized diploma or degree in Early Childhood Education.

     

    • Proof of membership and category
    • Quarterly AECEO publication and notices
    • Access the online members only professional portal
    • Can participate in committees
    • No voting privileges
    • Hold position on the AECEO provincial board

    Associate (formerly Non-ECE)

    An individual interested in the field of Early Childhood Education who does not hold a CECE recognized ECE credential.

    • Proof of membership and category
    • Quarterly AECEO publication and notices
    • Access to online members only professional portal
    • Can participate in committees
    • No voting privileges
    • Hold position on the AECEO provincial board
    • Cannot hold office on executive committee or chair committees

     

      

    Centre/Program Affiliate Membership

    This category allows early learning and care programs to support the AECEO and at the same time receive valuable information and benefits for their ECE staff.  Please note that this affiliation does not confer individual professional and associate memberships for the staff.

    Centre/Program   A

    Budget Under $500K

    • One copy of each issue of the eceLINK publication
    • Access to the “members’ only” section of the website
    • One AECEO card with the centre or program name
    • Member rate for AECEO provincial professional development events for non-member staff and parents: Maximum 5 delegates
    Centre/Program B Budget Over $500K
    • One copy of each issue of the eceLINK publication
    • Access to the “members’ only” section of the website
    • One AECEO card with the centre or program name
    • Member rate for AECEO provincial professional development events for non-member staff and parents: Maximum 10 delegates