The Regulations Of Early Childhood Education

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2. A. Choose two provinces (your home province and one other) and compare and contrast the regulations in regard to early childhood education.
Regulations set by the government has a vital role to play in the quality of child care and development of any country. In Canada, there are three levels of government: Federal, Provincial and Municipal who are accountable for the system of child care in the country. Provincial or Territorial Government in Canada are responsible for regulating the child care services. So, child care regulations in Canada differ in provinces and in territories (Kehoe, 2016).
In the chart below, I have chosen to show the regulations of Early Childhood Education in two provinces, Ontario (which is my home province) and British Columbia. Ontario British Columbia
Staff to child ratio (18 months or older younger than 30 months) 1:5 (Ministry Of Education [MOE], 2014) 1:4 (Essa & Young, 2003, p.139).
Pre-school (30 months or older but younger than 6 years) 1:8 (MOE,2014) 1:10 (Community Care and Assisted Living Act [CCALA] and Child Care Licensing Regulation [CCLR], 2007).
Maximum number of children in group (pre-school) 16 (MOE,2014) 20 (CCALA & CCLR, 2007).
Staff qualification Under the Day Nurseries Act (DNA) in Ontario, a qualified supervisor who holds diploma in Early Childhood Education, be a registered member of the College of Early Childhood Educators (MOE, 2014). An Early childhood Educator has Early childhood education training program from

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