Association Early Childhood Educators Ontario

ECEs in P.E.I. to receive 2% wage increase

Government is increasing salaries to early childhood educators employed at early years centres by two per cent, as of July 2016.

“Prince Edward Island’s early learning and childcare system is among the best in Canada and early childhood educators are important partners in helping Island children fulfill their potential as they prepare for public education,” said Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Doug Currie. “We are providing a two per cent increase in wages for over 300 early years centre educators, starting this July. This wage increase will see $300,000 re-invested into front-line educators.”

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  • commented 2016-05-10 19:49:27 -0400
    Unfortunately the offer of a 2 % increase is an insult to the E.C.E.’s when you take into consideration the wage increases for minimum wage workers in the last few years. This increase does not reflect the education and training that our teachers have, and as well all the ongoing training that is mandatory to be meet certification criteria. ECE teachers have all the responsibilities that most early primary teachers have in the public school system. Our minister does not realize that we spend more hours per day with our children, have less breaks because our children do not go to a gym or library class and we write assessments and take care of all the day to day cleaning in our classes. There is a large gap between ECE teachers wages and the public school system. It is a lack of knowledge and respect for what we do.