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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    What Led Me to Advocacy

    For as long as I can remember, I have been inundated with the message that I am “good with kids”. It is true that I have always had an affinity for young children; even in my own childhood I would jump at any opportunity to play with a baby or to help a parent change a diaper. I started babysitting at a young age and continued to do so all through my adolescence and into early adulthood, making the transition to full-time childcare work as I served as a nanny for several different families in my early twenties. The notion that I was innately talented at caring for children, however, never sat right with me. It reeked of the feminization of care work,   devaluing the knowledge and skills that I acquired over a decade of childminding. I loved all the children infinitely, of course, but the work was physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing. I had internalized these messages so profoundly that I was uncomfortable with speaking up about any professional challenges that I experienced for fear that my identity as a naturally capable caregiver would be compromised. I was left with the feeling that the work I was doing was unskilled and unimportant, and that I was somehow less competent and intelligent as my friends working in different fields.

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