Proposed Child Care Regulation Changes

On December 19, 2013, Minister of Education proposed regulatory changes, which are subject to a 45 day comment period.

The proposed regulation changes directly affect children, communities, RECEs and child care centres.

By completing the short survey, we can gain a better understanding on how the child care community feels about the proposed changes to ratios, mixed groupings and staffing.

4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?






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  • Alexandra Fell
    answered 2014-02-03 17:19:06 -0500
    Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


    A: The space can be converted with ease
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  • Chelsea Dault
    answered 2014-02-03 17:13:20 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: It is unfair for so many individuals to attend post-secondary education to work with children and use the title RECE, while so many others are allowed to participate in the same careers without any education or title. The pay is often the same, or very close for both parties, which is absolutely saddening. Those without their RECE should have to attend post-secondary education OR receive an equivalency from the College of ECE. There are a myriad of things RECEs learn during their post-secondary education that all individuals working with children, or at the very least, in child care centres (or likewise), should know in order to effectively support the child throughout the most critical period of their development.

  • Chelsea Dault
    answered 2014-02-03 17:10:40 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Chelsea Dault
    answered 2014-02-03 17:10:13 -0500
    Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


    A: The space does not have the capacity
  • Donna Foreman
    answered 2014-02-03 17:09:38 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: Children’s safety and physical needs must be taken into account with the proposed changes. More R.E.C.E staff per child increases quality care allowing R.E.C.E’s to enjoy a learn through play curriculum

  • Donna Foreman
    answered 2014-02-03 17:04:20 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Donna Foreman
    answered 2014-02-03 17:03:53 -0500
    Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


    A: The space can be converted with additional funding
  • Donovan Wilton
    answered 2014-02-03 16:23:39 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Donovan Wilton
    answered 2014-02-03 16:23:08 -0500
    Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


    A: I would not want to adapt to this model
  • RoseAnn Cotter
    answered 2014-02-03 15:51:56 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: The ministry needs to have in depth consultations with the child care workers and families of Ontario before making any decisions.

  • RoseAnn Cotter
    answered 2014-02-03 15:48:48 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • RoseAnn Cotter
    answered 2014-02-03 15:48:13 -0500
    Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


    A: I would not want to adapt to this model
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  • Daphne Scarfe
    answered 2014-02-03 15:08:08 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Daphne Scarfe
    answered 2014-02-03 15:07:35 -0500
    Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


    A: The space can be converted with additional funding
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  • rose mancini
    answered 2014-02-03 15:07:09 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: Equal pay for equal work
    All staff that work with children need to be R.E.C.E staff.
    There is not a huge difference in pay, why not??

  • Colleen McBain
    answered 2014-02-03 14:56:12 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: I’ve just recently noted that Ontario already accommodates the highest child/staff ratio all across Canada (and US) who would see this as an improvement to “Quality Childcare?” This is NOT something I would support.

  • rose mancini
    answered 2014-02-03 14:52:43 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Colleen McBain
    answered 2014-02-03 14:52:38 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: I’ve just recently noted that Ontario already accommodates the highest child/staff ratio all across Canada (and US) who would see this as an improvement to “Quality Childcare?”

  • rose mancini
    answered 2014-02-03 14:52:17 -0500
    Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


    A: The space can be converted with additional funding
  • Colleen McBain
    answered 2014-02-03 14:50:59 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ratios should stay the same (ie 1 RECE per group)
  • Sandra Maracle
    answered 2014-02-03 14:50:26 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: There is definite need to update and modernize these laws. However it makes absolutely NO SENSE to me WHY the ministry of education is regulating if I want to look after children from my own community in my home. I understand if I want to be under a licenced agency that I choose those rules. But don’t I live in a FREE country?
    The CRIMINALS need to be punished for what they have done, but loving people that create a safe environment and sense of community (which is missing in a lot of cities) should not be further restricted!
    Negligence of children, putting children in harms way, harming children……does this not all fall under criminal code? I have a friend with six children of their own….under these proposed changes for home daycare, because they are not my family and I have my own children, it would be illegal for me to look after them in my own home.
    How is it legal for a 60yr old grandmother to be given as many grand kids at one time to care for but for someone who ha chosen this CAREER at home and it is their passion, would be limited to only five kids including their own.
    But we want to give 15 little ones to only three adults? Chaos! Insanity! Unfair! Unjust! Ridiculous!
    I want my freedom back!
    I want parents to be held accountable for where they leave their children!
    I want people to stop being told by the media that if I DON’T NEED an agencies resources and choose not to work in a sterile facility environment, that I’m less of a provider! I put far more energy into my home care then when I worked at a centre. And I do my own research so that I am better informed instead of relying on someone else to do it for me.
    And I work for LESS!!!! Because my heart is in it! So please don’t do this to MANY Ontario families. Don’t make the children suffer because a CRIMINAL hurt one child.
    Stop being political and start being PRACTICAL!

  • Colleen McBain
    answered 2014-02-03 14:49:22 -0500
    Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


    A: The space does not have the capacity
  • Toni Tolomeo-Locantore
    answered 2014-02-03 14:47:13 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: Centre’s should be able to choose a model that works in their community. More funding should be available to support the staff with all these transitions. We are already losing a lot of great RECE to FDL.
    This government talks about affordable quality. Quality can not happen if we do not have the financial support for our programs and staff.

  • Sandra Maracle
    answered 2014-02-03 14:37:17 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ratios should stay the same (ie 1 RECE per group)
  • Sandra Maracle
    answered 2014-02-03 14:36:47 -0500
    Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


    A: I would not want to adapt to this model
  • Toni Tolomeo-Locantore
    answered 2014-02-03 14:31:09 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Toni Tolomeo-Locantore
    answered 2014-02-03 14:30:20 -0500
    Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


    A: I would not want to adapt to this model

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