The Workforce needs a Workforce Strategy: Rachel’s Story

The Workforce needs a Workforce Strategy: Rachel’s Story

Rachel is an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Ontario. Rachel has worked in licensed child care centres, holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies degree, and is currently set to begin her Master’s of Early Childhood Studies degree at Toronto Metropolitan University in the fall. Rachel is a fierce advocate for an early learning and…

Tina’s story: Want to solve the workforce crisis? Then sign the agreement, Ontario.

Tina’s story: Want to solve the workforce crisis? Then sign the agreement, Ontario.

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Robin’s Story: Why Canada’s system of early learning and child care must address workforce compensation

Robin has been working in Alberta as an early childhood educator (ECE) since 1999. During this time, Robin has observed many initiatives, but none quite like the federal government’s decision to spend $30 billion over the next five years on building a universal system of early learning and child care.  The recent Canada-Alberta child care…

Kim’s Story

When I was six weeks pregnant with my first child, my husband and I put our names on the Waterloo Region OneList— a centralized system of all licensed child care spaces in the region. My daughter did not receive a space until she was 18 months old. Due to the lack of adequate licensed child…

Erica’s Story

Your Child’s ECE is Probably Buying Crayons: A Case for Child Care It is 2016 and I am a new Early Childhood Educator (ECE) at a for-profit child care centre in urban Ontario; a for-profit child care centre that charges close to $2,000.00 per child, no less. I make $14.00 per hour, have no health…

Lorraine’s Story

I have been the director at Heritage Park Child Care Centre in Mission, British Columbia for over 21 years and I have the most dedicated, loving, and caring team for the children that we serve.  In October of 2018, my oldest son unexpectedly passed away while playing a men’s hockey game.  He was 22 years…

Bernice’s Story

My name is Bernice Taylor and I have been working in licensed child care for over 30 years. I am privileged to work in one of three municipal centres in Alberta. The centre in which I work has been serving the residents of Drayton Valley for 13 years. In those years we have needed to…

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