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Professional Practice

The Professional Practice Department supports the duty and objectives of the College through its work related to professional and ethical standards, ongoing education and communication with members and the public about how the College serves and protects the public interest. 


Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice 

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice communicate the scope and nature of the early childhood education profession. These standards convey certain expectations for which it is reasonable to hold members of the profession accountable. They also express a common set of ideals and aspirations for members of the College, regardless of the early childhood education setting in which they may practise.

The Code of Ethics reflects a core set of beliefs and values of care, respect, trust and integrity. These beliefs and values are fundamental to members of the profession and guide their conduct.

 


Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice 

 
  

Find out more about the Continuous Professional Learning Program. 


Case Studies


The College is pleased to announce the publication of four case studies describing real experiences in the professional practice of early childhood educators. These cases were written by registered members of the College. 



Case Study 1: Sarah’s Confusing Behaviour

Case Study 2: Accepting the Consequences

Case Study 4: No Qualified Staff




The case studies may be used by members as a source for reflection and dialogue about the practice of early childhood educators within the framework of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The cases highlight the dilemmas and emotional tension associated with professional decision-making and action. Analyzing a case encourages College members to examine problem-focused issues from a variety of perspectives and to explore the implications of a range of decision-making options or solutions.

Members are encouraged to read and discuss cases as a shared professional learning experience with colleagues and as a way to gain an enhanced understanding of their practice and their broader professional community. The College encourages digital or hard copy reproduction of these publications providing full acknowledgement is given.

We welcome your questions and feedback! Please contact the College at practice@college-ece.ca for more information or to share your thoughts with us.

 

Practice Matters

 

Practice Matters features questions regarding the College and the early childhood education profession. Director of Professional Practice, Melanie Dixon RECE, addresses issues that members face and applies the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice to various situations.

Do you have a professional practice question? E-mail practice@college-ece.ca for more information.

Spring/Summer '14 Practice Matters: a question about establishing the boundaries between professional and personal relationships

Fall '13 Practice Matters: a question about the use of social media‬

Fall '12 Practice Matters: questions about professional development and dual relationships

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

View Standards Development Process - Questions and Answers in PDF Format.

 
 

If you have any questions about the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice or any inquiries related to the practice of registered early childhood educators, please contact the Professional Practice Department at practice@college-ece.ca.

 
 
 

 

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