studentPortal_1.pngThe AECEO student portal was designed to meet the needs of ECE students and newly graduated ECEs. The portal provides specific information to support you as a student and provides knowledge and resources to assist you as you move into the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Ontario.

The AECEO is the professional association for ECEs in Ontario and we are dedicated to supporting ECEs and advocating on their behalf.

The portal is an engaging platform where students can find out more about the ECEC sector, the role and value of ECEs, find information about placements, internships and keep abreast of all ECEC related news.

We offer an affordably priced student membership which grants you special privileges such as access to the members only areas of our websites, e-bulletins, discounted workshops and our quarterly magazine, the ECELink. Joining the AECEO is an investment into your career as an ECE!


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    Early Childhood Education students sound the alarm about cripplingly low wages

    Ryerson students say they are walking away from the profession because they'll never make a living wage. By: May Warren Metro Published on  Wed Dec 14 2016 Twenty-two-year-old Michelle Jones is young, highly qualified, and ready to work. But she’s not optimistic she’ll ever be able to earn a living at what she spent years training to do. “I think that I have a lot to bring to the field in working with children in the classroom, but I just can’t afford to go back,” said Jones, a master’s student in early childhood studies at Ryerson. Armed with a college diploma, Jones spent the last two summers working for around minimum wage at a daycare as she finished her bachelor’s degree. Convinced she’d never make it on what the job paid, she’s now back in school with hopes of one day becoming a teacher. Read full article here    
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    Ontario Launches New Student Assistance Calculator

    Tool Helps Students and Families See if They Could be Eligible for Free Tuition from Province December 12, 2016 Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development With applications now open for college and university programs, Ontario has launched a new online calculator to help students and their families find out quickly and easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from the province. By entering basic information at Ontario.ca/osap, in just a few clicks students will learn whether they are eligible for free tuition and how much aid they could receive from the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Starting in the 2017-18 school year, the new OSAP will: Provide free average tuition to more than 150,000 students across Ontario whose parents earn less than $50,000 a year Provide more generous grants to make college and university more affordable for students from middle income families Provide greater access to grants for mature and married students Reduce the provincial debt load for about 80 per cent of all OSAP recipients. More information
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