Program Profile 3: Windsor-Essex Registered Early Childhood Educators Mentorship Program

In the third program profile in our series, Alicia Graovac and Barb Brown describe an innovative mentorship program in Southwestern Ontario. The Windsor-Essex Registered Early Childhood Educators (W.E.R.E.C.E.) Mentorship Program is a formalized and comprehensive mentorship program for early learning professionals in the Windsor-Essex region. 

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Policy Brief 2: Ontario Child Care Funding Formula

In the latest publication from the OCBCC & AECEO’s Policy Brief series, Dr. Gordon Cleveland outlines what a new Ontario child care funding formula should do in order to be successful. It is anticipated that Ontario will release and implement a new child care funding formula in 2024-2025. This brief summarizes what elements should be considered, what options exist, and how to evaluate the efficacy of any new Ontario funding proposal. This brief will help inform the community’s evaluative processes, feedback and further refinements to Ontario’s forthcoming funding approach.

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2024 Ontario Child Care Funding: Highlights of changes


Ontario’s child care wage floor increase brings financial relief for some educators, but leaves too many behind

A joint statement from the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care and the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario. 

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MEDIA RELEASE: As Parliament passes historic child care legislation, families and educators hold Day of Action to say “Child Care is Worth More”; call for better pay, better quality, better access.

For Immediate Release. June 20, 2023

On the heels of the passage of Canada’s national child care legislation Monday, child care advocates in Ontario are calling attention to the challenges facing Canada’s road to $10-a-day child care.

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