The early childhood workforce has long been identified as central to the delivery of high quality early childhood education. Despite continuing workforce issues including access to professional development opportunities, gaps in skills and competencies, and ongoing challenges regarding wages, benefits, and retention, the changing landscape in Ontario's early years sector presents the workforce with both new opportunities and challenges.
The 11th Annual Summer Institute on Early Child Development examines the early childhood workforce - locally and internationally. This year's institute explores the new skills and knowledge early childhood educators need to bring to early learning and family support programs.
Download the keynote and workshop presentations.