Education and Networks

College of Early Childhood Educators

The College of Early Childhood Educators regulates and governs Ontario’s early childhood educators in the public interest by setting registration requirements and ethical and professional standards for registered early childhood educators (RECEs)

Association of Early Childhood Educators

The professional association for ECEs. Its primary purpose is to advocate for respect, recognition and appropriate wages and working conditions for all ECEs

Canadian Child Care Federation

In order to protect and enhance children, to promote their safety and their healthy growth and development, the CCCF is committed to providing Canadians with the very best in early learning and child care knowledge and best practices.

Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada

The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC) is dedicated to promoting a publicly funded, inclusive, quality, non-profit child care system.

Early Years Education Ontario Network

EYEON’s goal is to enhance the professional knowledge of those who work with young children, as a way to support healthier outcomes for children and families.

Home Child Care Association of Ontario

The Home Child Care Association of Ontario (HCCAO) represents more than 70 Licensed Home Child Care Agencies which provide licensed, home-based early learning and child care to more than 60,000 children in over 3,000 homes across Ontario.

Durham College – ECE Program

This program will prepare you to meet the diverse needs of the early childhood education profession. You will acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary to foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical development in children from infancy to age 12.

Durham College – Child Development Practitioner Certificate

This Distance Ed program is designed for those already working in the ECE field who wish to pursue formal studies and receive certification. Child Development Practitioner (CDP) apprentices are required to take 22 modules of in-school training. This training is completed part-time through evening classes.