Please forward this error early childhood development pay to 172. We’ve also created a Campaign Tool Kit to support local communities and their members as they engage in campaign actions. This video answers the questions: What is decent work? How does decent work impact early childhood educator practice?
How can early childhood educators join the movement for decent work in Ontario? This video features prominent leaders from community organizations that are advocating for equal pay and decent work for all early childhood educators and worker’s in Ontario, including the AECEO, Equal Pay Coalition, the Atkinson Centre, and the Workers Action Centre. Early childhood educators, staff, parents, children and community members can work together to shape the future of Ontario’s early years and child care system. Our first video is from Carolyn Ferns. Carolyn then decided to return to school to further her career in ECE research so that she could make a change. Latest from the blog AECEO response to 2018 Ontario budget: Recognition for Early Childhood Educators and Free Child Care for Children 2. 2018 Ontario Budget: Recognition for Early Childhood Educators and Free Child Care for Children 2.
Today’s budget would lead Ontario to a system of high quality, affordable early years and child care by addressing the key issues of affordability for families and decent work and professional pay for early childhood educators. The plan to make child care free and universal for all children 2. 4 years and at an affordable fee for infants and toddlers will provide much-needed financial relief for families. 2020 is recognition of the valuable and important role that RECEs play in the lives of young children. This policy builds on the extensive consultation with parents, advocates, child care providers, early childhood educators and women’s groups and the 2017 commitment to provide universally accessible, affordable child care for all children and families who need it.
2 billion over 3 years includes funds to cover the full operating costs of child care services for children 2. 40 million has been designated over 3 years in new operating funding for new and existing child care programs on-reserve. 290 million over six years in new child care capital infrastructure starting in 2019-20 will create 4, 500 new child care spaces, doubling the current child care capacity on reserve. 30 million over three years is intended to assist child care programs and community groups in meeting the multifaceted challenges of providing flexible child care to meet the needs of families working non-regular hours and to support development and sustainability in the non-profit child care sector. While this Budget outlines the first steps towards universally accessible and affordable child care for all it is important to note that the AECEO is committed to working with our ECE members, government, sector parents and parents to ensure responsible and effective implementation. There are, of course, still many details that need to be negotiated, such as expansion in the non-profit and public sector only.
The wage scale that will be phased in over two years will include supervisors, early childhood educators, and non-ECE staff working in licensed child care centres, licensed home child care agencies, and Early ON child and family centres. 500 million once it is fully implemented to bring compensation for RECEs and staff in the early years and child care sector in line with RECEs working in full-day kindergarten. Home Child Care Enhancement grant will be maintained. It is important to note that AECEO is also calling for improvements to compensation for RECEs working in full-day kindergarten for Ontario school boards. In November 2017 over 4,000 RECEs and early years staff responded to the AECEO’s consultation survey that helped to inform the recommendations that we made to government on behalf of all RECEs in Ontario.
The province of Ontario should immediately develop a new base funding approach to early years and child care programs in Ontario to ensure quality, affordability and access. RECEs to inform base funding, while recognizing the level of education and years of experience for RECEs and staff in accordance with pay equity principles. Develop and implement an Early Childhood Workforce Learning Framework which will enable such quality-related staff supports as paid time for professional learning and expanded opportunities for acquiring and upgrading qualifications. Create practitioner roles and identify educational requirements alongside a career ladder that will strengthen program quality while formally recognizing the value of credentials and experience. This initiative will support the recruitment and retention of registered early childhood educators and a greater incentive to make ECEC a life-long career.
Change the positions of full-time Designated Early Childhood Educators working in the publicly-funded school systems to year-round and salaried status with compensation commensurate with other full time educators in the public education systems. Commission an external review of the Full-Day Kindergarten educator team and classroom conditions to inform future planning and development. The AECEO launched the Professional Pay for Professional Work campaign last year and we need your support to help build the momentum we have already started. We want to visit as many communities as possible to engage ECE professionals, employers and local government in discussions on improving ECE wages. This will only be possible with your help. Membership supports a strong, united voice for ECEs in our province. Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or email.