The Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCHRSC) is working to update the Occupational Standards for Child Care Practitioners, created by the Canadian Child Care Federation in 2003. Since the standards were first established, the sector has evolved and several areas have become increasingly prominent. As a result, there is a need to update the existing standards to:
- ensure that they are current;
- ensure that they accurately reflect the full scope of the early childhood educator role; and
- identify any areas that are specialized or distinct and may require a separate set of standards.
In order to better understand the evolving scope of the occupation, the CCHRSC is conducting a sector-wide survey designed to gather your thoughts on special needs, cultural and social inclusion, school-age care, infant care and family child care and whether the skills, knowledge and abilities required to work in these areas are part of the core occupation in early childhood education and care (ECEC) or are specialized and have different requirements. The results of the survey will contribute to defining the scope of standards, which will be available in Spring 2010.
Fill out the survey by April 30, 2009 at the survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=s05y_2fgHYTgCEV2O42nYcww_3d_3d