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Organizations, service providers and early childhood leaders: You are invited to sign an open letter regarding changes to regulations in Ontario

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Publication Date: 
12 Feb 2014



The Ontario government has proposed changes to key child care regulations including reductions to adult: child ratios and increases to group sizes. In response, an open letter outlines the research on these important program elements and raises concerns about the proposed change's impact on quality and on early childhood staff. The letter urges the Minister of Education Ontario government to engage in fuller consultation in a broader, holistic approach to ECEC policy development.

To add your name and/or the name of your organization to the letter please contact: Association of Early Childhood Educators, Ontario - Eduarda Sousa @ 416-487-3157 x 24 or email

Deadline: February 21st.

Open letter in pdf

More information on Ontario's regulatory proposals:

Proposal to amend Regulation 262 under the Day Nurseries Act - Child Care Modernization document, Ontario Ministry of Education

BRIEFing NOTE: Proposed changes to child care regulations - Ontario 2014, Childcare Resource and Research Unit

BRIEFing NOTE: What does the research say about multi-age grouping for infants, toddlers and preschoolers?, Childcare Resource and Research Unit


Entered Date: 
12 Feb 2014
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