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There are more than 115 child care centres and 33 licensed home child care operators delivering emergency child care in the province (Government of Ontario, 2020). RECEs are stepping up to work in emergency child care. These professionals have shown tremendous dedication and leadership by supporting children and their families

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Every RECE faces situations which require making difficult decisions as it’s part of practising in a relationship-based profession. The College has developed a Practice Note on Ethical Decision-Making to help guide you in choosing a course of action to address an ambiguous situation or resolve an ethical dilemma. Why is

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In March, 2020, the College will begin auditing members’ Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) portfolios. Auditing CPL records enables us to ensure selected members are compliant with the CPL Program requirements, while also evaluating whether or not additional resources are needed to assist with engagement and compliance. How often will an

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During the winter months, dressing for the outdoors means that transitions require additional care and attention. Children’s ability to dress themselves for winter will vary based on factors including age, abilities, dispositions and familiarity with winter weather and clothing. Therefore, children dress at different paces and with varying levels of

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October is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and, specifically on October 24th, many organizations across Ontario will be promoting the understanding that “[e]very child and youth has a right to safety and well-being”. For Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs), that means ensuring you understand your legal obligations surrounding your duty to

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Social media is changing the way Registered Early Childhood Educators communicate in both their personal and professional lives. The Practice Note on Using Social Media looks at the risks and benefits for RECEs in using social media. What are some of the professional benefits to using social media? Social media