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Review of the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007: Discussion paper

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Government of Ontario
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Publication Date: 
28 Jun 2013


In 2007, the Ontario government established the College of Early Childhood Educators through the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007.

The primary responsibility of the College is to serve and protect the public interest by regulating the profession of early childhood education.

In accordance with subsection 58(1) of the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, the Ministry of Education is conducting a review of the Act to determine if it is adequate to achieve its objectives and identify any legislative barriers to effective implementation of the College's responsibilities.


If you wish to participate in this review, the Ministry of Education will be accepting written responses to the following review questions until August 27, 2013.

Given the roles and responsibilities of the College as well as the government's vision for the early years and supporting guiding principles set out in the Ontario Early Years PolicyFramework:

  • Are the provisions in the Act adequate for achieving the objectives of the Act (i.e. public protection, high standards for the p rofession of early childhood education and accountability)?
  • What changes to the Act, if any, should be considered by the government to improve the operations of the College in carrying out its roles and responsibilities and support the government's vision for the early years?

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