Open Letter Premier Ford: Protect and Respect Early Childhood Education and Care

The Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario and the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care have written an open letter calling on the Ontario government to protect and respect the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector:
• Increase funding to ensure the safety and well-being of educators, children and families;
• Prevent the further loss of early years and child care programs;
• Ensure transparent communication and collaboration with the sector.

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“An insult to educators, children and families”: Child care community views on the Ontario government’s proposed changes to the Child Care and Early Years Act.

The Ontario government is proposing changes to the Child Care and Early Years Act. The proposed regulations would make substantial changes to age ranges, staff to child ratios and group sizes (called “Schedule 2”); staff qualifications; before- and after-school programs; and discusses the introduction of an unlicensed child care registry.

The Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario and the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care carried out an online survey on the changes with 2,443 respondents (1,693 Early Childhood Educators and 741 parents with children in child care). The survey found overwhelming opposition to most of the proposed regulatory changes. Respondents were especially concerned about changes to age groups, staff to child ratios and qualifications.

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Ontario regulation proposal - fact sheet

As part of a 5-year review of the Child Care and Early Years Act, the Ontario government is proposing regulatory changes that could place some younger children into larger groups with fewer qualified staff.

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OCBCC's pre-budget brief, October 2020

Read our pre-budget brief submitted to the Ontario's government budget consultation.

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Revisiting "From Reopening to Recovery"

The report:

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Ontario's finance watchdog critiques Ford Conservatives' CARE Tax Credit

Ontario's Financial Accountability Office (FAO) has issued a scathing report of the Ford Conservatives' tax credit scheme.

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Media Advisory Child care supporters and City Councillors speak out against Ford government’s child care cuts

Parents and educators will be joined by Toronto City Councillors Mike Layton and Joe Cressy on Tuesday July 16th, at 12:30pm to speak about the impact of the Ford government’s cuts to child care and two motions going to Toronto City Council to help protect child care programs for Toronto families.

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