Sherry Hunniford

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  • commented on Regional Wage Scales for RECEs Working in Regulated Childcare in Ontario 2017-01-11 15:07:28 -0500
    I have been working in the field for over 20 years and my yearly salary is hardly enough to make ends meet. I have been working with the school board in Kindergarten for 5 years and I do just as much as the teacher / partner in my class if not more. I get no planning time but do most planning, I get all duties and I am the one who is always in the classroom and left alone often with the children. Sometimes the ratio is 1 to 30 and can be even higher with no cap. It would be really nice to recognize that this is a very crucial age in child development and children are our future so our career should be better paid and better recognized.

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