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Become an Early Childhood Educator

Looking for a rewarding career and an education all without leaving Oxford County? Become a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE). Discover the many opportunities here in Oxford County, such as Early Years Educator, Developmental Support Worker, Educational Assistant, Child Care Supervisor, and Director. There are also specialized careers in Early Literacy, Special Needs, and Policy Development. Visit www.workinoxford.ca for current openings or start your journey at Fanshawe College, Woodstock Campus.

Are you providing child care in Oxford County? We have dedicated this space to you! We want you to have access to resources that support your work with children and families. Help us create a collaborative space for sharing resources, links, activities and announcements that will contribute to the overall well-being of caregivers and the families you support. Let us know what you would like to see. Connect with us today

Here are a few resources to start:

  • Child Care and Early Years Act 
    The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) came into effect on August 31, 2015. This legislation replaced the outdated Day Nurseries Act (DNA) and established new rules governing child care in Ontario.It applies to unlicensed child care, home child care providers contracted by a licensed agency, licensed home child care agencies; and licensed child care centres.
  • How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years
    How Does Learning Happen? is a professional learning resource for those working in child care and child and family programs. Built on the four foundations of belonging, well-being, engagement and expression, this document is shaped by views about children, the role of educators and families, and the relationships among them.
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Response
    Ensuring children's health and safety is as important as supporting children's learning, development and emotional well-being. The Ministry of education released a new resource entitled Building on How Does Learning Happen? Pedagogical Approaches to Re-opening Early and Child Care Programs in Ontario that shares ideas, reflective questions and lessons learned from the emergency child care provided during the COVID-19 pandemic, as child care and early years programs reopen across the province.

Southwestern Public Health has released guidance documents and resource links to provide COVID-19 Resources for Schools and Child Cares.