Katherine Wong

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  • commented on Regional Wage Scales for RECEs Working in Regulated Childcare in Ontario 2015-09-11 23:00:35 -0400
    I am the first cohort graduating from Algonquin College’s Graduate Certificate in ECE Administration. My field work project was a 169 page report on Childcare Administrators of Ontario – The Quality Connection. Here are a few statistics:

    An ECE in non-profit child care in Ontario makes on average $17.50/hr. (40 hrs) = $36,400 year. School Board ECEs start $20.09/hr (35 hrs – 10 month contract) = $30,469.83 year. Municipal ECEs in Ottawa start at $46,191.60/year. The overall yearly salary of ECEs in the schoolboard is the lowest; they do not make a living wage. My research indicates that kindergarten teachers make $67,194.40 (35 hr/wk.), more than twice as much as the ECE. The average living wage in Ontario is $16.13/hr. (40 hr wk = $33,550.40).

    Manitoba Child Care Association Admin Salary level Guideline 2014-2015. Supervisor I- II, Director I-IV $43,197 to $94,099. Director-Supervisor level staff must have degree level training. Salary range for ECE – $37,438$46,798. Salary range for child care assistant – $24,462-$30,578. (http://mccahouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/workforce/MSCGS2014-2015.pdf)

    Nova Scotia Child Care Association recommended minimum salary guidelines for 2014-2016 (40 hr/wk). It recommends Supervisors/Directors have ECE Diploma and post-secondary training and experience in management and administration (a degree). Director range of $47,283 – $69,222. Supervisor range of $39,811 – $56,118. ECE range of $32,240 – $45,489. Childcare Assistant range $20,800-$29,348. (http://nschildcareassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NSCCA-Suggested-Minimum-Salary-Guidelines-revised-2010-12.pdf)

    In OECD countries (34 countries), most ECEs require a minimum 3-year degree level training. Many Colleges in Ontario are ramping up an applied degree program in ECE with bridging opportunities (hopefully with no dead-ending). I personally expect this to be the future norm, compensation needs to keep up.

  • Foundations for RECE Practice in Full Day Kindergarten

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    This series of webinars explore principles and learning approaches articulated in ELECT (also referred to as the Early Learning Framework) and how these underpin the Full Day Kindergarten program.

    ECE Principles in Full Day Kindergarten 

    This webinar discusses the 6 ECE principles articulated in the Ontario Early Years Policy Framework.  For each principle, participants will find out how these statements inform decision making in the early years setting.  Participants will be encouraged to reflect what these principles mean to them and connect them with their current practice.

    The Learning Community in Full Day Kindergarten

    Early Childhood Educators help each other establish a strong foundation for learning the early years.  This webinar introduces participants to what is involved in building a learning community that supports young children and their learning.  This webinar will identify significant members in this community as articulated in the Full Day Kindergarten program and discuss the roles they play in building a consistent learning environment for young children.

    Learning Approaches in Full Day Kindergarten

    When children’s learning is meaningful and authentic, their learning is memorable.  This webinar explores how the Full Day Kindergarten program captivates children’s natural curiosity and fascination by offering opportunities for exploration and investigation through the inquiry approach.

    Participants will use an accompanying workbook/manual to listen, reflect and connect their current practice.



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