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College of Early Childhood Educators

College of Early Childhood Educators

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416-961-8558

The College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) is the governing body for early childhood educators in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the CECE to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as an early childhood educator in this province.

The College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) filed its first Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report on March 31, 2010, covering 2009, to the OFC.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2016

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

 2019

2019

Early Childhood Educators_Fair_Registration_Practices_Report_2019.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,497352250704,674
Applicants who became members4,8461842854,955

 2018

2018

Early Childhood Educators_Fair_Registration_Practices_Report_2018.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,4827016711904,829
Applicants who became members4,1303513674,236

 2017

2017

Early Childhood Educators_Fair_Registration_Practices_Report_(2017).pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,6101031583764,887
Applicants who became members4,1103300524,195

 2016

2016

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,9929922116825,311
Applicants who became members4,8813259775,004

 2015

2015

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received5,13714327109195,435
Applicants who became members5,06137650635,217

 2014

2014

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2014

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received5,44830932102715,962
Applicants who became members5,599711049735,802

 2013

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Early Childhood Educators)

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received5,467128301271035,855
Applicants who became members5,096423241005,265

 2012

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Early Childhood Educators)

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received5,291107251262585,807
Applicants who became members4,888296232475,193

 2011

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Report on Entry-to-Practice Review, 2011

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,926101271223605,536
Applicants who became members4,772489373545,220

 2010

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received5,5121296422755,964
Applicants who became members6,15867162756,507

 2009

2009

Timelines to Process Applications: Upgrades to the registry system have reduced the processing time for applications from several months in the first half of 2009 to four-to-six weeks.

For a description of all OFC-monitored developments for this profession for 2009, see the 2009-201​0 Annual Report.

Applications to Practise Processed by the CECE in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received19,638105n/an/an/a19,743
Applicants who became members18,70197n/an/an/a18,798

n/a = not available

Quick Facts

Number of Early Childhood Educators55,719
Number of Internationally Trained Early Childhood Educators174

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work e​xperience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2019

Ontario53,266
Other Canadian Provinces569
USA24
Other International150
Unknown1,710
Total55,719
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)<1%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Early Childhood Educators, 2019

Largest NumberIndia
Second Largest NumberU.K.
Third Largest NumberPhilippines
Fourth Largest NumberIreland
Fifth Largest NumberUkraine
Number of Applicants26

The College of Early Childhood Educators falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the CECE for further information about your ability to practise as an early childhood educator in Ontario.

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