Your ECE Community
Who Are Our CCCF Members?
Caring, qualified, dedicated (predominantly women - 97%) ECEs are the backbone of our membership. They are hard working, selfless, tireless, creative professionals working as practitioners and leaders in the field of early learning and child care. You can find many of them in our Facebook group, where valuable conversations are taking place on all things child care.
They work in homes, in schools, and in centres. Some work directly with children, some work in administration, and others work in research and policy, or teach in higher education institutions. They are also students just coming into the field or returning to school to continue their learning. No matter where they work, they are caring people committed to making a difference. Our members work hard, putting their hearts and their souls into their work. Many of them are juggling many balls—and often, more than one job. As is the case in so many caring professions, those doing the direct work with children are most often at the lowest end of the pay scale.
Regardless of what part of the country they’re from, they all have a love of early childhood education in common. And we love them for that! We’d like to introduce just a few of our members:
Connection and community is important to our members. It’s from that connection with each other, CCCF’s strategic partners and appreciated donors that members find voice and recognition vital to the advancement of their important work. Using online tools, social media and in person events, members are linked and inspired by what is happening here and now within our borders and around the world.
Being a member means being part of a larger whole. It means being heard which provides validation and often results in gaining courage and confidence, pride and self respect. In an undervalued profession, CCCF offers a place where members are appreciated for what they do each and everyday that helps to make this country function. CCCF Members know good care educates, and good education cares.