Party leaders asked to commit to a 6-point plan for early learning and child care

May 14, 2014

The Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario, Canadian Union of Public Employees (Ontario), Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, Childcare Resource and Research Unit and Advocates for Progressive Child Care Policy are calling on the leaders of Ontario's three main political parties to respond to concerns about the state of early childhood education and child care by committing, if elected, to six key elements toward a strategy that will begin to fix early childhood education and child care in Ontario.

Open Letter to the leaders of Ontario's three main political parties


Who'll make the grade on child care?

Parents, activists to issue "report card" for party leaders before June 12 vote

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) - Years of starts, shifts and cuts, add up to inadequate public funding and ineffectual provincial policy by successive governments. It's time for this situation to end, say a group of parents, early childhood educators and activists who, this election are challenging party leaders to "make the grade on child care".

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Ontario election: Horwath vows $100M to support childcare centres

Toronto Star, May 11, 2014

Horwath chose Mother’s Day to announce at a campaign stop near Hamilton Harbour that saving subsidized child care spaces is a priority for her third-place party.

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NDP Child care pledge welcome but not enough, advocate says

martha-friendly.jpgOntario's child care sector would "welcome" the $100-million investment that New Democrats are promising, but a prominent advocate says it's not enough money to address all outstanding issues.

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AECEO Responds to Wage Increase Announcement

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario Media Release

For immediate release

TORONTO, April 22, 2014

AECEO RESPONDS TO WAGE INCREASE ANNOUNCEMENT

"We are heartened to learn the Ontario Government has moved to address the issue of low wages for ECE professionals and other front line child care staff.  Research shows that the quality of early childhood education and care programs is associated with the wages of the workforce; in other words, if early childhood educators are well-compensated the quality of an ECEC program will be higher." says Dr. Rachel Langford, President of the AECEO.

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Fall eceLINK 2010

In this Issue:

  • Position Statement on the Unionization of Designated Early Childhood Educators
  • A Union for ECEs: Assessing the possibilities
  • A glimpse into our past
  • AECEOs submission to the College of ECE Standards & Practices Committee

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Summer eceLINK 2010

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  • Working with Parents: what RECEs in the Early Learning Program can expect
  • New AECEO Mission Statement
  • Special Section: Unionization for ECEs
  • Leadership and Capacity Building in the Early Learning Sector
  • Perspectives on Early Childhood Educators and their role in the Early Learning Program

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Spring eceLINK 2010

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  • Teaching in the Early Learning Program: Lessons from Toronto First Duty
  • AECEO History: A review of our milestones
  • A glimpse into our past
  • Forging collaborative practice in full day early learning

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Winter eceLINK 2010

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  • Implementing Full Day Early Learning and Care: A Call for Coherence
  • Working in a regulated profession, Part 2: What does it mean to ECE staff?
  • 60th Annual Provincial Conference

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Fall eceLINK 2009

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In this Issue:

  • Update on the AECEO's Mission Statement
  • Working in a regulated profession
  • Resources on Full Day Early Learning
  • Summary Report on AECEO's Leadership Project

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Summer eceLINK 2009

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In this Issue:

  • College of ECE: Your questions answered
  • Meet Lois Mahon
  • More on AECEO's Leadership Project Stories of Innovation: The Case of the Missing Cookies

 

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Spring eceLINK 2009

Spring_09_Link_1.jpgIn this Issue:

  • Stories of Inspiration
  • Leadership and Capacity Building in the ELCC Sector
  • The Day Nurseries Act and the Early Childhood Educator
  • Acess to the ECE field in Ontario Bridging Program

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Winter eceLINK 2009

Winter09_LINK_1.jpgIn this Issue:

  • A Green Week of the Child in Thunder Bay
  • Inspiring stories of ECEs continuing their professional growth
  • AECEO Branch Reports
  • What's New at the AECEO

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Fall eceLINK 2008

Fall08_Link_1.jpgIn this Issue:

  • Moving Mountains: How Dr. Diane Kashin plotted her course from ECE diploma to PhD
  • Child Care Supervisors: Supporting each other
  • Continuing your professional growth
  • Health Check: Active Adults inspire Active Kids

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Summer eceLINK 2008

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  • Quality Measures: Acreditation initiatives in home based programs across Ontario
  • Help Going Green
  • Conference Highlights

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Spring eceLINK 2008

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  • Moving Forward: 2008 and Beyond
  • Quality Measures: Examining accreditation initiatives across Ontario
  • Green Initiative: A Recycle Centre

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Winter eceLINK 2008

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  • Defining Professionalism: The AECEO Code of Ethics and You
  • Reflective Practice: Learning Through Experience
  • The Science of Early Child Development: ECE Online Resource

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