Early childhood educators work in a variety of settings including:
The College of Early Childhood Educators developed a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice which outlines the professional expectations and requirements for Registered Early Childhood Educators in Ontario. Niagara Region Children’s Services strives to ensure that our child care operations and related policies align with the Code and Standards.
We developed a template using the Code and Standards to vet, align and in some instances create new operational policies to ensure compliance. The template also includes the associated requirements of the Day Nurseries Act.
We encourage all child care service providers to use the template to ensure their Registered Early Childhood Educators are aware of and understand the expectations of their employer as they relate to the College’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and the Day Nurseries Act.
Many Ontario colleges offer Early Childhood Educator programs, which are typically two-year diploma programs.
For more information, see the College of Early Childhood Educators.