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Early Childhood Educators

"We call what we do "heart work" for a reason. It is demanding in the most wonderful, exuberant ways!" Mary, RECE Early Years Educator.

Working as a Registered Early Childhood Educator is heartwork...and so much more. Find out more, including how to grow your career in Chatham-Kent, at

Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) have diverse career pathways, such as Early Years Educators in licensed childcare and EarlyON centres, Developmental Support Workers, Educational Assistants, Child Care Supervisors, and Directors. There are also specialized careers in Early Literacy, Special Needs, and Policy Development. In Chatham-Kent, the opportunities for professional growth and personal fulfillment are wide-ranging and strongly supported.

"I'm very passionate about this field, and knowing that the impact I have on these children day to day will last a lifetime, and for generations to come." Sylvie, RECE Bilingual Early Years Educator.

Read more about why Sylvie chose to live in Chatham-Kent, and what she loves about working as a Registered Early Childhood Educator.