ECE Affinity Group

This information was last updated on February 1, 2013 prior to the CCHRSC’s dissolution. For more information, please see the message from the Board

ECE Affinity Group
A joint initiative of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the CCHRSC, the ECE Affinity Group brings together post-secondary ECE faculty from every province and territory across Canada. There are a number of ways you can benefit as a member of the Group:

  • Join the ECE Affinity Group Online
    When you sign up and become a member of the ECE Affinity Group, you will join an online community where you can pose questions, share resources and be kept up to date on what is happening across the country in the ECE sector. There is no fee for joining. For more information or to join the Group, visit:
  • Attend the ECE Affinity Group Forum
    The ECE Affinity Group meets annually in a different city each year across Canada. The ECE Affinity Group Forum allows ECE faculty to meet face to face to network, participate in workshops and engage in panel discussions on current topics related to ECE post-secondary education and programs in Canada. It is a great opportunity to engage in discussion and network with colleagues from across the country.
  • Read Something to Share
    This publication contains a series of ideas, approaches and resource links submitted by participants at the ECE Affinity Group Forums to help promote sharing leading practices, resources and ideas among faculty. Below are the Something to Share publications already released: 

CCHRSC Curricula Resources

CCHRSC has a number of resources and tools that are useful for ECE post-secondary faculty. To download any of these resources, visit our Publications page. 

  • CCHRSC Fact Sheet for ECE Post-Secondary Faculty: this fact sheet summarizes valuable information on CCHRSC tools and resources specifically for ECE post-secondary faculty.
  • Video Profiles: this video interview series provides a first-hand look into what it means to work as an administrator or early childhood educator in the sector. The profiles will help to promote careers in ECE and/or help provide students or potential employees with insight into occupations in the sector.
  • Occupational Standards for Child Care Administrators: these Occupational Standards focus on skills required by directors, supervisors, administrators, managers and lead or head educators in an ECEC environment. They reflect best practices in the administration of early childhood settings and can be used by ECE post-secondary faculty for curriculum development or improvement.
  • Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs): these Occupational Standards describe the knowledge, skills and abilities front-line ECEs need to do their jobs effectively. Faculty can use the standards as a basis for evaluating and improving curriculum, training and professional development.
  • How To Use the Occupational Standards for ECEs: How-To Guide and Video Series: This step-by-step How-To Guide describes five potential uses for these occupational standards, including using them to inform and assess early childhood post-secondary education programs.