Across Ontario, the child care workforce crisis is causing programs to limit their hours, close rooms and close programs. Educators are increasingly burnt out. We need government action to address this pressing crisis. Join the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario and the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care on December 15th at 2pm for a roundtable discussion on the child care workforce crisis in Ontario. We have invited Ministry of Education officials and municipal leaders to listen to voices from the community. Come and take part in a discussion of current challenges and the changes that we need to support retention and recruitment in the child care sector.
This event is being held during the day in order to facilitate the participation of public officials.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpceyurTItHNA8MoOoKSMK7N-JQo4cfQ2m
Operators' Open Letter
This open letter initiative emerged from the Operators Rising Up Together Webinar, co-hosted by the AECEO, OCBCC and TCBCC in October 2021. The content of the open letter was derived directly from the conversations we had with child care operators, administrators, and those present at the webinar, and added to ongoing consultation the AECEO, OCBCC and TCBCC has had with their members and the community.
This open letter is directed to Holly Moran, Ontario's new Assistant Deputy Minister for Early Years and Child Care. We hope this letter will help raise the voice of operators and lead to more productive and supportive communications and collaborations moving forward. Your voices and experiences matter, and we believe collective action can lead to positive change.
You can endorse the open letter by filling out the endorsement form. This will add your name, position and organization to the public open letter. Thank you for all you are doing to support children, families and communities.
Thank you for all your ongoing work, we know things have been incredibly challenging and we value and honour your work. We hope this collective action and letter can help to have your voices hear and ensure more support and transparency with the Ministry moving forward.
Endorse open letter here: Endorsement Form