Spring/Summer 2024 eceLINK Now Available

In this issue:Cover of eceLINK showing collage of ECEs and children enjoying spring

  • A Story of Keaton and His Wisdom (to read previous articles from the AECEO Guiding Committee on Truth and Reconciliation click HERE)
  • It’s Time: Making the Case for Ongoing Funding for Communities of Practice Programs That Support Early Childhood Educators
  • ECE Voices:
    • EYP Rise Up T.O. Reads… The Feminist Killjoy Handbook
    • Exploring My Identity as a ‘Mad’, BIPOC, Early Childhood Educator & Advocate
  • Indigenizing Curricula: Developing a Pedagogy of Relationship That Centers on the Child
  • The Peer Reviewed Collection: (Open Access)
    • (Not) Overcoming Depression: Depressive Ruptures and Disordering Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care
    • Bordering Points and Practices in Toronto’s Licensed Childcare Sector: Investigating Access for Families With Precarious Legal Status

Our sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who contributed!

We would also like to thank AECEO Members, and the following advertisers, for supporting this issue of the eceLINK:


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The 2024 Summer Bucket List

Scrapbooking & Calligraphy with UGH students

June is Pride Month & Indigenous History Month

A message from the AECEO

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Conference panel recording now available!

Joy, Curiosity & Hope! Revisiting the 2023 AECEO Conference one year later. 

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The way forward for Early Childhood Education in Ontario

In this video series originally made for social media, AECEO placement student Ahla Zafar interviewed people occupying various roles within the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field to discuss the issues they are facing. Building on the valuable insights from the interviews, Ahla then explores the work being done by the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) to address the challenges identified in the interviews.

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Goodbye to PL

Introducing the new AECEO Student Blog

Parent and Family MPP Meeting Toolkit

The AECEO, in collaboration with the OCBCC, is excited to announce the release of the Parent and Family MPP Meeting Toolkit.

This resource is a guide for parents, family members, and allies to meeting with elected representatives and advocating for child care. Positive change in the child care sector is thanks to the hard work of advocates, and meeting with MPPs is an important part of this work.

We cant wait to see how you will use this toolkit!

Joy, Curiosity, & Hope!

Revisit the 2023 AECEO Provincial Conference one year later with a special panel discussion.

Thursday May 9th
7:00-8:00pm EST

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SECEO Student Panel

Join us for a special student panel and hear from recent graduates of the ECE program Lish Francoeur, Jade Lillace, and Grace Wolfe.
Monday April 22nd

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Upcoming Events - April 22nd - May 7th

See below for more details

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April 16th is Equal Pay Day

National Webinar on Creating an Anti-Racist Child Care System in Canada

Child Care Parent and Family Community Action

International Women's Day 2024

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Call for Submissions - Peer reviewed collection: Fall/Winter 2024 eceLINK

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The AECEO is welcoming submissions for the Fall/Winter 2024 eceLINK Peer Reviewed Collection:

Special Issue: Socially Just Ruptures in Early Childhood Education and Care: Rupturing Developmentalism in ECEC Curricula, Pedagogies, and Policy

Guest Editors: Dr. Adam Davies (University of Guelph) & Dr. Nidhi Menon (Toronto Metropolitan University)

Submission deadline:  August 1, 2024

This special issue is inspired thematically and conceptually by the notion of ‘ruptures’ – a term that draws its etymology from the Greek word for ‘to wound’. While ruptures of any form can be disorienting, challenging, and unnerving, ruptures can also provide avenues for rethinking taken-for-granted practices, beliefs, and frameworks that guide our professional and personal lives (Davies, 2022). In fact, Souto-Manning (2021) theorizes ruptures as transformative, and even a portal into new ways of moving forward societally. Thinking in this vein, ruptures can offer opportunities for radical shifts and changes in practices. This special call for eceLINK begins with the premise that ruptures allow possibilities for rethinking taken-for-granted practices, pedagogies, policies, and theories, and that ruptures provide avenues for transformative ways of thinking, living, being, and becoming.

Please email submissions to: [email protected]

Download full Call for Papers and submission guidelines PDF