your ece journey
College of ECE
About the College of ECE
In order to call yourself an ECE and to practice as an ECE in Ontario, you have to apply to be a member of the College of Early Childhood Education (College of ECE). If your application is approved, you will have professional status as a member of the College and be able to use the designation of RECE.
To learn more about the College of ECE, we are pleased to share the following information, with thanks to the College of ECE for creating it exclusively for the CCCF.
The College of Early Childhood Educators (the “College”) regulates the early childhood education profession in Ontario in the public interest. Since 2009, early childhood educators have been required to be members to practise in the province. Our role and authority are set out in the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007.
Building and Maintaining Trust in the Profession
The training, knowledge and competencies of RECEs are distinct and unique from other professions. By establishing entry-to-practice requirements, enforcing the Code and Standards and requiring continuous professional learning of members, the College works to fulfil its vision: Leadership in early learning and care by trusted, accountable professionals (RECEs).
The College sets the bar for professionalism and leadership in the sector. RECEs self-regulate to meet those standards as they educate and care for Ontario’s youngest learners.