Accomplishments according to strategic priorities

Enhance the College’s relationships with government and other policy makers to ensure our work in protecting the public interest is recognized and supported in public policy and legislative change

• Implemented significant changes to College practices and the public register to enhance transparency and public protection, in accordance with the Child Care Modernization Act

• Received the regulatory authority to make continuous professional learning mandatory for all members of the College and prepared to introduce it as a requirement of membership beginning in September 2016

• Met regularly with the Ministry of Education and provided input to the second phase of regulations made under the Child Care and Early Years Act

• Held round table meetings with employers and unions representing registered early childhood educators

• Began to develop a framework for the exploration of practice readiness in the early childhood education sector and met with employers to obtain feedback

Review and update the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and develop related documents in the context of the new Continuous Professional Learning program

• Council approved a plan for the review of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

• Conducted initial consultations with stakeholders and members on the review of the Code and Standards through focus groups, surveys and interviews

• Hosted a Symposium on Leadership and Professionalism in September 2015

• Completed Leadership Pilot 2, which focused on building leadership capacity in the early childhood education profession and creating a network of leaders in licensed child care

• Began an impact study of the first Leadership Pilot project, which took place from September 2013-May 2014

• Continued to develop resources to encourage awareness and application of Code and Standards in daily professional practice:

• Exploring Interprofessional Collaboration and Ethical Leadership

• Resource and Reflection Guide for the Professional Advisory: Duty to Report

• Practice Guideline: Supporting Positive Interactions with Children

Develop and implement an IT strategy to support the College’s regulatory mandate and meet the needs of members

• Continued working towards the vision of establishing the College’s website as the primary communications vehicle for members and the public

• Introduced a mobile friendly website that responds to mobile phones and tablets

• Developed online submission form to facilitate reporting of Mandatory Employer Reports

• IT Strategy for 2016-2018 approved by Council

Develop member services that build on a deep knowledge of the membership’s diversity

• Hosted a roundtable discussion on the issue of men in early childhood education

• Conducted the 2015 Career Transitions Survey to learn more about the experiences of individuals who recently joined the early childhood education profession

• Met with and provided information to new cohorts of members including resource teachers, licensed home child care visitors and licensed home child care providers to inform them of changes to the College’s registration requirements

• New and revised policies to guide the College’s individual assessment process were approved by Council

Continue to build and enhance the profile and reputation of the College to increase understanding of the College’s role in protecting the public interest

• Participated in the Ministry of Education’s cross-sectional Age Grouping and Ratio Advisory Table

• Staff represented the College at key regulatory network events including the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR), the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR) and the Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium (ORAC)

• Undertook and completed a review of the College’s non-statutory committees

• Communicated with employers across Ontario to inform them of mandatory reporting obligations and share information about new programs and resources

• Communicated with post-secondary institutions and students of early childhood education programs to inform them of the College’s registration requirements, programs and practice resources

• Began to use Twitter as a way to share College updates and information with members and the public 

• Published community news articles to raise awareness of the College and its mandate to regulate the profession of early childhood education in the public interest.

In recognition of the significant work completed in 2015-2016, and in order to better reflect the College’s role in protecting the public interest, in June 2016 Council approved a revision to the College’s strategic priorities for 2016-2018. The updated strategic priorities are available on the College’s website.