Become a Member


Interested in becoming a registered early childhood educator? Visit Who is Required to Join? to learn more.

Visit How to Apply for an overview of the application process.

Find out more information about the educational credentials recognized by the College.

Watch now: How to apply for membership with the College

This video shows the application process for:

  • students in their last semester of an approved early childhood education program
  • graduates of an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology (OCAAT) program or an approved post-secondary program

Have a question about the registration process? Check out the Registration FAQs.

Information about registration appeals is available online.

Download an application form and application guide.

Find out about the process for individual assessment of educational credentials.

From outside Ontario and wish to join the College? More information about the Ontario Labour Mobility Act can be found here.

Information about registration appeals is available online.

Need more information? Consult our additional resources.


Privacy Code

The College of Early Childhood Educators (the College) collects, uses and discloses personal information during the course of its statutorily mandated activities under the Early Childhood Act, 2007 (the Act) for the purpose of regulating the profession of early childhood education in the public interest.  These regulatory activities are not of a commercial character.  Accordingly, the performance by the College of its regulatory activities is not covered by the federal Personal Information Protection Educators and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

The College is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information that it receives while carrying out its regulatory activities. To this end, the College has voluntarily adopted this Privacy Code to create appropriate privacy rights related to the College's activities while still enabling the College to meet its statutory mandate under the Legislation (as defined in the Privacy Code). 

 Privacy Code.


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