As a result of changes to the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007 and the new Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, the College of Early Childhood Educators is in the process of updating its website to better reflect the new legislative changes. For this reason, information pertaining to the College’s Complaints and Discipline process found on the College’s website may no longer reflect current practices.
For more information, please contact the Complaints and Discipline department by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416 961-8558 or toll free at 1 888 961-8558 ext. 224.
A complaint against a member expresses concern(s) about that person’s conduct or actions relating to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.
If a complaint has been filed against you, find out how to respond to it.
Do you have concerns about a member’s conduct or actions? Find out how to file a complaint.
If you wish to file a complaint against a member, please complete and submit the Complaint Intake Form.
If you are an employer and would like to file a complaint against a member, please complete and submit the Complaint Intake Form.
If you are an employer or a supervisor and wish to provide the College with a report or a notification in regards to a member’s conduct or actions, please complete and submit the Employer Notification and Employer Report Form.
More information on what to do if you have concerns about your child's care can be found on the Ministry of Education's website.
If you have concerns about a licensed child care program’s compliance with the requirements set out under the Child Care and Early Years Act, you may contact your local Ministry of Education - Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing regional office.
Available Legal Support
The College recognizes that for some RECEs, retaining legal representation may be financially out of reach. In light of the importance of enhancing access to justice, the College is committed to doing what it can to facilitate high quality legal services.
To find out more about the legal resources available to members, click here.
Legal Assistance Project Application Form
The College’s Discipline Committee hearings are open to the public. Find out more information about the discipline committee hearings. Notices of hearings, with the specific allegations, are found under the upcoming hearings page. The dates of the hearings are on the upcoming hearings page.
Proceedings of the Complaints Committee are confidential, but certain decisions related to a Memorandum of Agreement are available on this website.
A three-member panel of the Discipline Committee conducts public hearings into cases of alleged professional misconduct and/or incompetence. The panel is composed of both elected and appointed Council members.
Disciplinary decisions are listed in alphabetical order according to the member's name.
A three-member panel of the Fitness to Practise committee conducts hearings regarding allegations of incapacity. The hearings are closed and the decisions of the Fitness to Practise committee are not publicized.
Rules of Procedure
The Rules of Procedure can be found here.
Structure for Registrar-Approved Course of Study
* The College of Early Childhood Educators provides information and communication in an accessible manner when requested. If you require an accessible format and/or communication support, please contact a College staff member or the College at email@example.com.