Pathway to Become an ECE

You may be considering becoming an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) and have questions about how to go about this. Maybe you work in a program as an assistant and are considering upgrading your skills. The following information gives information about our provincial ECE community, the skills necessary to become an early childhood educator. Consider participating in the Investing in Quality’s (IIQ) on-line learning modules, to determine if this profession might be a good fit for you. You can access the learning module link under Learning Modules on the home menu of IIQ.


ECE jobs are in demand in Ontario!

*There are 5,437 registered childcare centres in Ontario
*AND 122 licensed home child care agencies with 3,745 active providers

The Top Competencies for a Successful Early Childhood Educator are:

*Creativity * Empathy * Responsibility * Accountability *
* People Skills* Adaptability * Time Management * Leadership*

Source: Community Training and Development Centre.
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