AECEA believes a qualified workforce is the foundation for a high-quality child care system. This document defines AECEA’s role, value, and authority within this system. It summarizes the association’s history and operations and outlines its vision, mission, and goals. It describes the association’s efforts and accomplishments in five key areas of its work on behalf of Alberta’s early childhood educators.
AECEA amplifies the voice of early childhood educators by advocating for higher educational standards, better wages and working conditions, and comprehensive system supports. Its mission is to transform Alberta’s early learning and child care (ELCC) workforce into a recognized profession.
Well-qualified, well-compensated early childhood educators are respected as professionals, valued for their important work, and supported in providing high-quality child care for Alberta’s children and families.