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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  • al daya
    answered 2014-02-03 14:15:27 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ratios should stay the same (ie 1 RECE per group)
  • Kathy Bews
    answered 2014-02-03 14:15:12 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Kathy Bews
    answered 2014-02-03 14:14:56 -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
  • al daya
    answered 2014-02-03 14:14:33 -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
  • al daya
    answered 2014-02-03 14:14:31 -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
  • First Adventure Child Centre
    answered 2014-02-03 14:02:45 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: I have concerns with the developmental gap between children 24 months to 4 years and I do not feel that the purposed changes embrace the developmental needs of the children in this case. I do think that further splitting this group to 24 to 36 months and over 36 months better respects the child’s development. I also have some issues with the mixed age groups. I do believe that this has great benefits for children and families however I do hesitate to include infants in this grouping.

  • Tracy Boudrias
    answered 2014-02-03 14:02:40 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Tracy Boudrias
    answered 2014-02-03 14:02:14 -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
  • emily moore
    answered 2014-02-03 14:02:12 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: yes I believe ECE are under valued for what they do and it is important to have a trial run before you can implement such changes. i think it is unfair to staff and children to always be paired together. you looking at this they need to go into the field themselves and see what really goes on,

  • emily moore
    answered 2014-02-03 13:59:30 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • emily moore
    answered 2014-02-03 13:59:09 -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
  • Lyndsay Macdonald
    answered 2014-02-03 13:58:46 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: These proposed regulatory changes will permanently affect the future of childcare in Ontario. Ultimately, the Ministry needs to do better because childcare deserves it. The Ministry must formerly consult with researchers, experts, providers and ECEs in the field. The proposed regulations should reflect current data and research. The proposed regulatory changes reflect the glaringly obvious fact that the province is NOT willing to provide the necessary funding to stabilize the field and ensure that children and families can access quality child care programs.

  • First Adventure Child Centre
    answered 2014-02-03 13:54:18 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • First Adventure Child Centre
    answered 2014-02-03 13:53:46 -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
  • Lorena Seabourn
    answered 2014-02-03 13:49:19 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: The current ratios give Ontario the opportunity to provide quality child care. By changing these ratios it is obvious that the rationale is cost cutting not quality.

  • Lorena Seabourn
    answered 2014-02-03 13:48:05 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Lorena Seabourn
    answered 2014-02-03 13:47:46 -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
  • Nancy Power-Fardy
    answered 2014-02-03 13:45:09 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ratios should stay the same (ie 1 RECE per group)
  • Nancy Power-Fardy
    answered 2014-02-03 13:44:43 -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
  • Lyndsay Macdonald
    answered 2014-02-03 13:44:30 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Lyndsay Macdonald
    answered 2014-02-03 13:43:58 -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
  • Andrea Gingras
    answered 2014-02-03 13:40:56 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Andrea Gingras
    answered 2014-02-03 13:40:25 -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
  • L. Dunn
    answered 2014-02-03 13:38:53 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ratios should stay the same (ie 1 RECE per group)
  • L. Dunn
    answered 2014-02-03 13:38:38 -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
  • Hall June
    answered 2014-02-03 13:37:51 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: Now is the time to improve quality ealry learning and care not go back to the dark ages!

  • June Henderson
    answered 2014-02-03 13:37:14 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ratios should stay the same (ie 1 RECE per group)
  • June Henderson
    answered 2014-02-03 13:36:46 -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
  • Hall June
    answered 2014-02-03 13:36:28 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Hall June
    answered 2014-02-03 13:35:59 -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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