A community approach to understanding the early childhood education workforce


A community approach to understanding the ECE Workforce

Knowing Our Numbers:
A community collaboration

The studies presented on these pages represent the feedback of almost 6,000 members of the early childhood education workforce in Ontario. They gave their time and knowledge to share with great passion their perspectives on the state of their profession, and the implications for themselves and the children in their care. Their voices must be heard, and their advice acted on if Ontario families are to fully experience the benefits of the Canada-wide early learning and child care system now under development.

Behind the workforce are the children’s service managers in regional governments and the College of Early Childhood Educators who came together to help conduct these studies. They saw the need for a province-wide collection system with a local lens to inform decision makers, to build cross jurisdictional understandings and to share best practices.

The Knowing Our Numbers Executive Report is ready to download. In the coming weeks the French version, regional reports, and a separate report on Ontario’s northern regions will be posted.

The KON study was supported by Early Childhood Education - Research Policy Action (formerly known as Better Child Care Education), and French translation was provided by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.


Northern Perspectives

Regional Reports - Coming soon

City of Brantford and Norfolk County

City of Cornwall and United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

City of Greater Sudbury, Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board, Algoma District Services Administration Board, and District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board

City of Hamilton

City of Kawartha Lakes and District Municipality of Muskoka

City of Kingston

City of Ottawa

Cities of St. Thomas and London

City of Toronto

City of Windsor

Counties of Bruce and Grey

Counties of Dufferin and Wellington

Counties of Hastings, Lennox and Addington and Northumberland, and City of Peterborough

Counties of Huron and Oxford and City of Stratford

Counties of Lanark and Renfrew

County of Simcoe

District of Cochrane Social Services Administration Board and Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board

District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board and District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board

District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board

Municipality of Chatham-Kent and County of Lambton

Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board

Regional Municipality of Halton

Regional Municipality of Durham

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Regional Municipality of Peel

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Regional Municipality of York

United Counties of Prescott and Russell