The working conditions of members from a professional association are required to adhere to high quality standards. Being members of the college of Early Childhood Educators (ECE), the question remains: what do the working conditions of ECEs exemplify about the professionalism of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) field? In an effort to build the professional state of the Canadian ECEC sector one must begin to critically examine the working conditions of ECEs. Efforts towards achieving professional status for all ECEs are evident in the working conditions they are provided, which may vary depending upon whose auspices they are under. This study examined ECEs’ perceptions of the differences in working conditions between for profit and nonprofit childcare centres in the Greater Toronto Area.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0168
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada