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The College of ECE of Ontario and the role of the AECEO. Prepared by: Association of Early Child Educators Ontario (AECEO) Nov 7, 2007 www.aeceo.ca . The College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario. What is it? It is not a training institution
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Association of Early Child Educators Ontario (AECEO)
Nov 7, 2007
What is it?
a professional regulatory body
Professional regulatory bodies in Ontario share the following characteristics:
(Ontario Regulators for Access http://www.regulators4access.ca/)
“ No person shall engage in the practice of early childhood education or hold himself or herself out as able to do so unless the person holds a certificate of registration issued under this Act”
“The practice of early childhood education is the planning and delivery of inclusive play-based learning and care programs for children in order to promote the well-being and holistic development of children, and includes:
No person except a member of the College shall use the following English/French titles or an abbreviation of any of these titles to describe themselves or their profession:
The College has one primary duty:
To protect public interest
To accomplish this duty, the College has the following objects:
August, 2007 – February 2009
The Minister of Children and Youth Services appointed 9 members to the Transitional Council using the procedures established by the Public Appointments Secretariat (www.pas.gov.on.ca)
“The Council is responsible for:
(Maggie Allan, Director, Early Learning and Child Development Branch, excerpt from letter to AECEO dated Oct. 24, 2007)
“Before the end of the transitional period, the transitional Council shall hold an election of the first elected Council members for the purposes of constituting a Council”
“Every member of the College who is in good standing is entitled to vote at an election of members of the Council”
Every person who holds a certificate of registration is a member of the College.
A member in good standing is defined as:
“The College shall have a Council that shall be its governing body and board of directors and that shall manage and administer its affairs.”
What does the creation of this legislated College mean to the AECEO?
and will continue to bethe professional association for Early Childhood Educators in Ontario.
Just as the primary goal of the College is to protect the public interest, the Association’s primary goal will be to protect the interests of the ECE profession. A complementary relationship between these two organizations will ensure a healthy and strong profession.
AECEO is a member of :
Association of Accrediting Agencies in Canada (AAAC) www.aaac.ca
Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) ECE Equivalency Advisory Committee
(Note: The AECEO has been issuing ECE equivalency certificates recognized by MCYS for the province of Ontario since the 1960’s (AFESEO since 1990’s). In the future Equivalency and Accreditation will be the responsibility and role of the College of ECEs)
Sept 27-29, 2007 (AECEO Thunder Bay, OEYC/Children First, District of Thunder Bay Childrens Services)
May 9-10, 2008 (Niagara College, ECCDC, AECEO Niagara)
(Toronto, Grey Bruce, Huronia, Northumberland/ONS, Sarnia)
Certification through the AECEO continues to be seen as an alternative form of professional development for ECE practitioners, administrators and faculty that is accessible and flexible.
An exercise in self-reflection, portfolio creation and peer networking and mentoring.
Currently there are over a 1000 certified AECEO members and over 150 professional members undergoing certification.
Two intake sessions a year (March and Sept)
Coming soon: January 2008. For Professional members only
Free Trial Electronic Membership Offer
Reduced fee Electronic Membership Program (EMP)