The Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, established the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (CECE), the regulatory college for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs). Registration with the college is mandatory if you wish to work in a position labeled Early Childhood Educator and/or call yourself an Early Childhood Educator.
The CECE website outlines that the Act includes:
- A definition of what constitutes the practice of the profession;
- A requirement for persons to be members [of the college] in order to practice the profession;
- Title protection authorizing only members of the College to use the titles "early childhood educator" or "registered early childhood educator" or an abbreviation;
For more information about the relationship between an association (the AECEO) and a regulatory body (College of ECEs) click here