Campaign Tool Kit

The AECEO's Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign has been successfully engaging and organizing hundreds of RECEs, early years staff, parents and community members in Ontario. This Campaign Tool Kit will support local Professional Pay Communities of Practice, early years and child care programs, individual RECEs/staff/parents and ECE students as they engage in campaign actions. As the campaign continues to grow we will add more tool kit items to support actions and engagement across the province. 

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.


The provincial election is just around the corner and it is an exciting time for the early years and child care sector. AECEO is proud to partner with the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) on this important election campaign to ensure that child care stays on the minds of voters and on the political agenda. This non-partisan campaign aims to engage voters and candidates on the issue of quality affordable child care in the upcoming Ontario elections.  

3 Big Ideas Poster

The OCBCC has 3 Big Ideas to Transform Child Care in Ontario. You can print the poster to post in your staff room, on parent boards, or hand it out at all candidates meetings, debates, local events, conferences, etc. 

Quick Facts 

Help keep voters informed on child care issues with these quick facts!

Questions for Candidates & Key Messages 

Key messages can be used by anyone who wants to support the Universal Child Care IS Possible campaign. Key messages can be used during one-on-one conversations, when talking to parents, colleagues, local candidates or media about child care in the upcoming election. 

"Child Care Matters to Us" Window Sign 

We know that child care matters to everyone. If you support the Universal Child Care IS Possible campaign you can hang this sign in your window to signal to candidates that child care matters to you.

Campaign Brochure 

Download the Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign Pamphlet to share with colleagues or distribute in your community.

Social Media 

During the campaign we'll be relying on social media to help spread the word! Don't forget to follow us on social media and use the following hashtags: #UniversalChildCareISPossible #ChildCareNow #ECEPower #DecentWork 

Twitter: @AECEO // Facebook:@AECEOntario // IG: @a_ece_o

Use our Facebook Frames to show your support! Here's How:

  1. Go to
  2. Search for the frame you can use any of the keywords to search: AECEO, early childhood education, ECE Power 
  3. Click use as profile picture to save.



ECE POWER logo, graphic and fun merchandise coming soon! 

Who's got the Power? We've got the power!
We are proud and excited to launch a new, punchy logo for the Professional Pay and Decent Work Campaign. AECEO has been leading the charge to improve wages and working conditions for all Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) and early years staff in Ontario - no matter where they work.  You'll see AECEO members and campaign supporters sporting the look in their local communities, as well as on our website, social media feeds and very soon you'll see it on t-shirts, buttons and more fun swag that will be available for ECEs from Thunder Bay to Windsor and all across Ontario. If you would like the logo or graphic files to apply to your own materials please email



Campaign Timeline  

Download the Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign Timeline and post it in your workplace staff room, share it on social media and start planning your fall Week of Action events now for October 20-28 2017! 


Campaign Support Pledge! 


Take the online Support Pledge

Individuals can sign the online pledge to add their support for the Professional Pay & Decent Work campaign for quality affordable early years and child care programs where registered early childhood educators and staff are supported with professional pay and decent work. 

Pledge Card order form

Order full-colour pledge cards for your next CoP, workshop, staff meeting or community event! Local Professional Pay CoPs and others can order pledge cards to support local actions and to build support for the AECEO's campaign! 

4 Foundations of Decent Work Poster

Download and print the 4 Foundations of Decent Work poster and post it in your workplace!

How To: Share your child care story 

This mini workbook will help you to shape your child care story so that you can participate in the child care story project.

How To: Start a Professional Pay Community of Practice (CoP)

This mini workbook will help individuals and groups who are interested in starting their own local Professional Pay  Community of Practice to grow the campaign locally. 



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  • Susan Barkman-Beardy
    commented 2018-06-05 15:47:26 -0400
  • Teresa Gerardi-Gargaro
    commented 2017-08-16 20:19:58 -0400
    excellent tool and idea too