The AECEO welcomes you to a roundtable with Kindergarten RECEs to hear voices from the classroom. This educator-led event will be an opportunity for folks to learn more about this unique ECE environment.
For more than 10 years, RECEs have been working in collaboration with Ontario Certified Teachers to provide an enriching full-day play-based program. We are eager to share our professional experiences and to provide suggestions to enhance the Kindergarten program for the benefit of children, families, and educators.
On March 23rd, over 100 Early Childhood Educators, child care workers and supporters participated in a to PHONE ZAP Ontario Minister Stephen Lecce, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Federal Minister Karina Gould. We listened to brave ECE stories and demanded that the Federal Child Care Agreement be signed immediately and that the early years workforce crisis is addressed in Ontario with the following:
1. A salary grid that ensures at least
a. a $25 per hour starting wage for non-qualified staff
b. a $30 per hour starting wage for Early Childhood Educators
c. a daily rate minimum for licensed home child care providers
d. and a commensurate benefits package for all.
2. Decent Work Standards that support pedagogical practice, including paid planning time, permanent paid sick and emergency leave days and Early Childhood Workforce Learning Framework.
3. The creation of practitioner roles that will strengthen program quality while formally recognizing the value of credentials, experience, and diverse knowledges.
4. Pathways to acquire and upgrade qualifications, responding to the needs and strengths of rural, remote, and marginalized communities.
You can also voice your concerns and personal experiences with the workforce crisis and what a national child care plan would mean for your life.
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Professional EMP Membership is open to any individual with credentials recognized for registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE).
Are you in your first year of registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators? If so there is a special AECEO membership category called 1st Year Professional that carries a lower fee for your first year of practice. If this applies to you - please click the link below "For all other membership categories" and join as a 1st year professional.
Members receive e-bulletins via email and access the eceLINK and member content on the members'-only area of website. Members receive Membership ID and receipt via email (unless they request a printed copy).
Please note* AECEO membership is not registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators. To renew or apply for your RECE registration please visit the College of ECE website
To pay membership fees via e-transfer please send to email: [email protected]Donate
We aim to build strong connections with our members through diverse communication methods. This survey is one way we can learn more about each other and the conditions of our work.
Click HERE to fill out the AECEO Personal & Professional Learning Experience Member Survey.
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