Ontario Votes 2018:  Where the Parties Stand on Child Care

Child Care is a key election issues for voters.  Find out where the parties stand on child care and make an informed decision when you head to the polls on June 7th!

AECEO's Task Force Launches Decent Work Charter and Workforce Strategy Recommendations 

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

The Decent Work Task Force calls for $25/hr minimum for all RECEs in Ontario. Read the full recommendations report, Transforming Work in Ontario's Early Years and Child Care Sector

Individuals who want to support the campaign can add their name to the online pledge here

Check out the Campaign Tool Kit to support local communities and their members as they engage in campaign actions.



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    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 inquiries@aeceo.ca 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

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    eceLINK Spring/Summer 2018 issue published

    Our Biggest issue of eceLINK!

    The AECEO Board, Editorial Committee and staff are very excited to present the biggest issue ever of the eceLINK magazine. 

    This special issue offers a focus on Indigenous Knowledges and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education.  It is exciting to offer a large number of peer reviewed articles, written in total by ten authors, that reflect the AECEO's commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015). We envision these articles being used as conversation starters in your own communities and as ways forward to reconciliation. 

    In This Issue:

    • AECEO's Active Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation (Featured article available to the public)
    • Professional Pay and Decent Work Project Update: Building ECE Power for Change
    • Ontario Votes 2018:  Where the Parties Stand on Child Care
    • Member Profile: Marilyn Grudniski

    Peer Reviewed Collection

    • Decolonizing and Co-constructing Contexts that Welcome Indigenous Practices and Knowledges in Early Childhood Education
    • Gizhaawaso:  Culture as a Protective Factor for Indigenous Children with Disabilities
    • Dramatic Play in Northern Aboriginal Head Start Classrooms: Supporting Indigenous Children's Learning of their Culture and Language 
    • The Leadership Journey in the Spirit of Indigenous Early Childhood Educators in Remote Northern First Nations Communities

    Read more - AECEO member access

    Thank you to everyone who contributed articles, and to the peer reviewers and Editor. Special thanks to Artist Kevin Belmore who generously allowed the use of his beautiful work, "Next Generation". Kevin Belmore's work will be showing from May 31 - June 30, in Toronto at: http://cafepamenar.com/ 


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

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    We Need YOU!

    $4,766.11 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


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