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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  • Lu Chen
    answered 2014-02-07 10:05:42 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Lu Chen
    answered 2014-02-07 10:04:55 -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
  • Sandra Shields
    answered 2014-02-07 09:10:37 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: Increase the wages for RECEs through funding Equality with School Board wages for RECE Loosing excellent, tea cheers t,o the Board. Early years is the formation of our future.

  • Sandra Shields
    answered 2014-02-07 09:04:14 -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: The space can be converted with ease
  • Kimberley Gilbert
    answered 2014-02-06 20:13:22 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: I think the new ratios are scary and many RECEs out there are worried for the children and what kind of care we will be able to provide to such precious little children. It is hard enough meeting all the needs of the children add on less staff and more children some kids ate not going to get the quality they deserve and that patents pay for. These children are learning to potty train sit in a chair share toys feed themselves sleep independent and many other things. I would like whoever is making these ratios to come to where I work for 2 days and tell me that they can do it … Abc day nursery of Windsor

  • Kimberley Gilbert
    answered 2014-02-06 20:12:57 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ratios should stay the same (ie 1 RECE per group)
  • Kimberley Gilbert
    answered 2014-02-06 20:12:31 -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
  • Nelci Cabral
    answered 2014-02-06 18:29:00 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: I hope safety has been addressed. It is very difficult for one single person to safely take care of 5 children of the age of 12-18 months on their own. Often parents that have multiples will have other care takers with them to help them out.

  • Nelci Cabral
    answered 2014-02-06 18:24:56 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ratios should stay the same (ie 1 RECE per group)
  • Nelci Cabral
    answered 2014-02-06 18:24:21 -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
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  • Eva May
    answered 2014-02-06 13:45:34 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: There is ample research supporting the benefits of well educated ECE-s in a classroom, the importance of space and reasonable ratios and group size in early childhood classrooms. Why is our wealthy province refusing to acknowledge the extensive research findings? It is our responsibility to provide good quality, safe evironments for our children. It is obvious how much the safety of our 1-2 year olds would be compromised by this “modernization” effort.

  • Eva May
    answered 2014-02-06 13:37:41 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Eva May
    answered 2014-02-06 13:36:27 -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
  • Martina Ross
    answered 2014-02-06 10:22:33 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Karen Nesrallah
    answered 2014-02-06 10:22:32 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Martina Ross
    answered 2014-02-06 10:22:08 -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
  • Karen Nesrallah
    answered 2014-02-06 10:22:04 -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
  • Danie G
    answered 2014-02-06 10:09:49 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Danie G
    answered 2014-02-06 10:09:33 -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: The space can be converted with additional funding
  • Kaye Holmes
    answered 2014-02-06 10:07:47 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: I would rather see increased funding than a change in the ratio,especially for infants.

  • Kaye Holmes
    answered 2014-02-06 10:04:24 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Kaye Holmes
    answered 2014-02-06 10:03:47 -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
  • Monilade Babarinde
    answered 2014-02-06 00:21:43 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: No

  • Monilade Babarinde
    answered 2014-02-06 00:20:16 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Monilade Babarinde
    answered 2014-02-06 00:19:18 -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
  • Stephanie Mattern
    answered 2014-02-05 20:46:17 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: Rural childcare has challenges and the mixed age grouping could open spaces for children – very positive. However it will take experts in the field to make it work. Knowledge of child development should be a mandatory for all staff.

  • Stephanie Mattern
    answered 2014-02-05 20:43:10 -0500
    Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


    A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
  • Stephanie Mattern
    answered 2014-02-05 20:42:35 -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
  • Annelise Dent
    answered 2014-02-05 19:59:46 -0500
    Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


    A: I don’t think that these changes are going to bring the results that the government is anticipating. I believe that by replacing the DNA with the Modernization Act, all they are doing is taking away the quality care measures that were in place, and replacing them with cost-saving measures that will do nothing to improve the quality of care, or the fact that Canada is rated as the 21st out of 25 countries by the United Nations.


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