Professional Learning for ECEs

pdbutton.pngProfessional learning activities accessed by early childhood educators range from single or multi-session workshops to educational and professional credentials such as certificates, diplomas and degrees.

Professional learning activities are currently being delivered by a host of various organizations and institutions in the province. Many regions have resource centres, as either stand-alone organizations or as part of larger institutions that coordinate the provision of professional learning and/or provide access to professional learning calendars.

Our list of professional learning providers provides web links and contact information to regional resource centres and training institutions that can connect you to professional learning opportunities in your community.

The AECEO also provides professional learning year round through AECEO sponsored events, workshops, online learning/webinars and community meetings.


Ontario's Early Childhood Educator's Upgrade and Leadership grants program    ECE_logo_bilV2.jpg

This program is mandated by the Ministry of Education to administer this grants program which helps to financially support individuals who are studying in the field, working at home or in a centre-based agency in Ontario, to obtain their ECE Qualifications Upgrade diploma or Leadership certification. Find out how you can become eligible for education, travel, and even training grants.


AECEO Online Professional Learning

Discovering our Professional Identity: Professionalism and ePortfolio Development

Make your professional portfolio the best it can be!

Learn how to develop a a first rate professional portfolio; what you should include and why, and how to best reflect your practice and learning.  

Continuing the movement for the ECE workforce

The videos in this series include the six presentations that took place at Conestoga College during a Professional Pay & Decent Work Panel - March 2015. Panelists discussed the issues and solutions for professional pay for ECEs in Ontario from their unique perspectives.

The moderation and participant discussion that took place after the panel presentations is not provided on video to protect the privacy of participants. However, many of the reflection questions included in this document are inspired by the questions and conversations that took place in between and after the presentations.  

A discussion guide to accompany the videos is also available

Science of ECD workshops

The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and Red River College have partnered to offer online workshops. The workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) is completely online and available to participants over a two-week period. Participants have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them. The content is from the Science of Early Child Development (SECD). SECD’s engaging, multimedia resources are used around the world by people who want to learn more about the impact of the early years on lifelong health and well-being.


Important Links

Guiding principles for professional learning

Continuous professional learning through the College of ECEs