Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario


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The overarching goal of this campaign is to address the long-standing issue of low and inequitable compensation for early childhood educators (ECEs) in Ontario. We are calling on the government to fund professional pay for all ECEs in Ontario regardless of where they work. Professional pay should reflect ECEs’ specialized training, the value of their work and their participation in continuous professional learning.

No ECE should have to work for less than a professional wage and all ECEs should be recognized for their professional qualifications and practice.

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  • signed 2017-02-21 01:59:52 -0500
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  • signed 2017-02-20 19:39:55 -0500
    rachel guglick
  • signed 2017-02-20 18:58:09 -0500
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  • signed 2017-02-18 06:54:04 -0500
    Quality work for equal pay, all of us ECE’s are passionate about what we do.
  • signed 2017-02-17 23:15:42 -0500
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  • signed 2017-02-17 17:42:43 -0500
    I would like to join the petition for increase wages for the early childhood education. ECE is a field full of passionate and loving professionals who deserve to get a decent salary for the work they do on regular basis.
  • signed 2017-02-17 16:22:34 -0500
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  • signed 2017-02-16 21:22:30 -0500
  • signed via 2017-02-16 19:14:14 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-16 19:01:32 -0500
    I just signed the petition to support AECEO's Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign!
  • signed 2017-02-16 19:01:08 -0500
  • signed 2017-02-16 09:35:32 -0500
    We are the promoter and facilitator of positive childhood experiences for the children. We deserve respect for our hardship and sincerity, and an adequate salary to contribute to our family and community.
  • signed 2017-02-15 21:49:58 -0500
    Quality professional care deserves fair pay. Our children deserve the best.
  • signed 2017-02-15 17:17:03 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-15 06:17:28 -0500
    Early childhood educators, I just signed the petition to support AECEO's Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign!
  • signed 2017-02-15 06:15:26 -0500
    Early childhood educators like myself and many wonderful educators should receive more towards their wages. I find it completely upsetting knowing that basically once you graduate your ECE you need to apply for the school board or regional centres to make comfortable living for yourself. That’s not the way it should be. Childcare settings are so important for young children’s development. We not only support their development but form bonds with them and spend a majority of our lives with them. For me, it doesn’t effect my performance because of the passion I have but their needs to be more acknowledgment towards us educators who do put 100% effort into our programs, into our relationships between families and children. I think raising our wages would assist not only helping us make a living for ourselves but also providing more for our programs with materials. It’s hard to bring new items and materials in when your not getting paid more then 15 an hour if your lucky. Thankfully I am but something needs to be looked at here. We pay 240 dollars when graduating from school -after having paid 2000$ or more on schooling. Just pathetic and every year having to pay for our licence renewal. Common government. Support us. We put in long hours and deserved to be compensated for it!

    Thank you educators for all that you do and give in this career choice. It’s not easy but if you love what you do eventually it makes it easier to have to accept!
  • signed via 2017-02-14 23:57:35 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-14 23:52:08 -0500
    I just signed the petition to support AECEO's Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign!
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  • @HodderMom0231 tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-13 07:07:30 -0500
    I just signed the petition to support AECEO's Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign!
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