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Join the Conversation

This is a space to read about hot button topics for our ECE community. Our goal is to promote conversation amongst early learning and child care professionals. Let’s challenge ourselves while supporting each other and sharing different points of view. Please take a moment to view our social media code of conduct

Child care is wonderful, Rewarding, Challenging, and life Changing

The Articles
These articles are meant to keep you informed with other points of view and the follow up conversations on our CCCF Facebook group, and offer a safe and respectful space for people to share points of view. As with all of our work, we seek evidence-based solutions to guide early childhood educators and practice. 

The Conversations
Through supportive discussion the issues will be advanced and increase their potential to make a difference. Speak up, be part of the conversation and help others in the community learn and grow. Chat with those new to the field and those who have been leaders who have been advancing this important work for years. 

Make meaningful connections with colleagues from coast-to-coast-to-coast. To get the conversation started, join our CCCF Facebook group and keep your eye out for the Join the Conversation posts. 

Our Policies section outlines our Code of Conduct, which we maintain for the benefit of all our members.


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Supporter membership rate $45 CAD. Join now!

Annual Membership rate $0 CAD with the code from your local affiliate. Join now!

Anyone working in licensed child care has to apply for certification. You will find certification information for your province or territory on our child care certification page.

With your resume and cover letter ready (we’ll provide guides for this soon), contact child care centres and introduce yourself! You can call, email, or even message them on social media. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get a reply. Try again a few days later to give them your resume in person. Remember that due to safety reasons you need to call first. Tell them you live in their area, and that you’re looking for a position.

On our provincial and territorial map we link to child care associations in your area. Follow the link to your association and join today. The associations provide valuable information to anyone starting out in their career. Even experienced ECEs can benefit. You’ll also enjoy valuable member benefits like discounts, meet other ECEs, and become a part of the child care movement in Canada.

If you join your provincial or territorial affiliate, you’re automatically also a member of the CCCF.

All licensed and regulated quality child care programs in Canada require these for the safety and security of children and families.

If you’re just starting out:

  1. Get certified!
  2. Find the requirements for your province or territory
  3. Write your resume and begin your job search. We’ll provide tips on this soon. 
  4. Get your vulnerable sector check and first aid training

Join our Facebook Group and meet other ECEs who may be able to answer your questions

Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) are incredible professionals that have rewarding, important and demanding careers. They work with young children (and their families), ages 0-12, nurturing and educating them, observing and planning for their growth and development while ensuring that they are healthy. They create interactive and dynamic learning environments where children develop social skills, develop cognitive skills and foster lifelong learning. ECEs work in child care centres, classrooms, home child cares, preschool, and parent drop-in programs. You do not need a teaching degree to be an ECE, but you do need your ECE diploma.

Annual Membership rate $90 CAD.
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Annual Membership rate $65 CAD.
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Annual Membership rate $65 CAD.
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