Provincial Early Childhood Educator Organizations
Access links to provincial early learning and child care resources and organizations.
Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO)
The AECEO is the professional association for early childhood educators in Ontario. The AECEO serves and acts on behalf of early childhood educators in Ontario by supporting the professional growth of early childhood educators through the provision and promotion of ongoing professional development, training and best practices.
Building Blocks for Child Care (B2C2)
Building Blocks for Child Care, Ontario, is a charitable corporation with a mission to expand and preserve accessible, affordable, high quality non-profit and public early learning and child care for future generations. We help community groups, existing non-profit and public child care organizations and governments build new facilities or redevelop existing space to increase the availability of non-profit and public child care for families and communities across Ontario.
College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)
The College of Early Childhood Educators (College) regulates and governs Ontario’s Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) in the public interest.
Led by Dr. Kristy Timmons, the ECE LAB is a research team interested in improving understanding of the processes that influence learning, engagement, and self-regulation in the early years. We aim to bridge research with practice by working as partners with those we seek to support: early childhood educators, teachers, children, and families. All research activities employ a team approach involving community partners, not-for-profit organizations, and public- and private- education contexts.
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)
The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC), founded in 1981, advocates for universally accessible, high quality, not-for-profit, regulated child care in the province of Ontario. We are a non-partisan public awareness and advocacy group with broad membership including the education, labour, student and women's and francophone communities.
People for Education
People for Education is an independent parent-led organization, working to improve public education in Ontario's English, Catholic and French schools.
Prime Family Lab
The goal of the Prime Family Lab is to understand and support social-emotional and cognitive development in children and youth using a family framework. We examine how children's environments work together to influence their language, cognition, self regulation, behaviour, and mental health. Throughout projects, we emphasize the family context: what are the patterns of interaction between parents and children, siblings, and whole families that help or hinder children's adjustment? What are the contextual factors that influence how family members interact with one another? Most importantly, how can we support families to build strong relationships and engage with one another in a way that promotes the well-being of children and their families?
Whole Family Lab
The Whole Family Lab takes a family-wide approach to understanding the multiple, complex influences on child development. Our program of clinical science considers the effects of adversity, social disadvantage, trauma, and technology on family relationships and developmental health.
The $10aDay Child Care Campaign is an initiative of the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC, and is anchored in an ongoing collaboration with the Early Childhood Educators of BC to carry out public education activities related to the $10aDay Child Care Plan. We are also proud members of the child care movement in Canada.
Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC (CCCABC)
The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC (CCCABC) is an inclusive, feminist, membership-based organization. We are comprised of individuals and groups including parents, grandparents, child care providers, community organizations, academics and unions. We work collectively, using research, public education and mobilization, to achieve our vision of a high-quality, affordable, accessible child care system that serves the public interest.
Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC)
Since 1969 ECEBC has worked to advance the quality and professionalism of early care and learning. As part of our ethical responsibility to the profession, we strategically commit our time and resources to educating the sector and community by, investigating, and promoting the development of strong public policies and best practices that are based in research and evidence.
Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA)
The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA) is a non-profit member-based society that advocates for higher educational standards, wages, system support, and better working conditions for those in the early childhood education landscape.
As a trusted leader, GRIT uses research to guide their professional knowledge and practices to give the resources and information needed to achieve the best outcomes for all children. They offer support through their programs, Early Childhood Services, Specialized Services, ASaP and ICC.
Newfoundland & Labrador
Association of Early Childhood Educators of Newfoundland & Labrador (AECENL)
AECENL has been representing the issues of child care practitioners and quality child care since 1989 when it was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. As long-time promoters of National Child Day (November 20th each year) we work to highlight the rights of children.
Association of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia (AECENS)
The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia (AECENS) is a non-profit membership-based professional association by and for all early childhood educators (ECEs) in the province. We believe that ECEs are the key ingredient in delivering quality early childhood education and child care. AECENS is the voice for credibility and professional recognition for the early childhood education sector in Nova Scotia.
Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre (ECCRC)
The Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre (ECCRC) engages families, as well as partners in policy and practice in research and evaluation to enhance early childhood well-being. The goal of the ECCRC is to ensure policy and practice are in place to support families across different early learning environments.
Prince Edward Island
Early Childhood Development Association
The Early Childhood Development Association of PEI is a provincial, non-profit organization committed to promoting and supporting quality early childhood development programs and services for the Island’s children & families. Their mission is for all Island children between infancy and five (5) years of age to have access to a sustainable Provincial Early Childhood Education system that is available, affordable, and of high quality.