Excerpts from the guide:
The Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCHRSC) oversaw the initiative to update the occupational standards for early childhood educators, which resulted in the publication of the Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators (2010). This update was undertaken with the participation of ECEs and key stakeholders across Canada and was supported by expert advice of the project steering committee, including the Canadian Child Care Federation which worked with the sector to develop the first set of standards in 2003, known as the Occupational Standards for Child Care Practitioners. Since these standards were first developed, the sector has evolved and developed. As a result, the Occupational Standards have been updated to ensure that they accurately reflect the full scope of the role of Early Childhood Educators.
Within this "How To" Guide, five (5) potential uses for the Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators will be described, including using the Occupational Standards for:
- Developing Job Descriptions
- Conducting Performance Appraisals
- Informing and Assessing Early Childhood Educator Professional Program Curricula
- Identifying Ongoing Professional Development Needs
- Informing Certification/Registration Measures