Who Are We?

We provide support and educational resources for Simcoe DECEs that is meaningful to our work in Full Day Kindergarten.

Who Are We?

We promote and protect the interests of all local DECE's of our Local and the students in their care.

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Welcome to Simcoe County Local DECEs

The Simcoe County Designated Early Childhood Educator Local is comprised of 6 Designated Early Childhood Educators who work within the Simcoe County District School Board. The Executive is elected bi-annually by the membership. The Simcoe County DECE Local works to regulate relations between the Simcoe County District School Board and the DECEs employed within the board, including but not limited to securing and maintaining, through collective bargaining, the best possible terms and conditions of employment.


Latest News & Events


Family Movie Day
October 29th, 2018

The 3 Simcoe County ETFO Locals are hosting a Family Movie Day on November 24th!

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CPL Workshop!
October 21st, 2018

For Permanent DECEs who have PL Extension Funding left to use this year, the SCDECE Local will be hosting workshops on the CECE"s CPL Program.

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Fall Meeting!
October 2nd, 2018

We are hosting a dinner for ECE Appreciation Day on October 16, 2018. We will also hold our Fall Meeting that night. Registration is now open.

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Our Team

  • Local Executive Officer

    Sarah Murray has been involved in the Early Childhood Education field for more than 15 years. She started with SCDSB as a DECE in 2010.

  • President

    Amanda Judd has been a DECE with SCDSB since September, 2010. She became our Local President in December, 2010

  • Local Executive Officer

    Member At LargeBeth has been a DECE with the Simcoe County District School Board since 2013.


Featured Books


Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood

Sharing Children's Learning and Teachers' Thinking

Loose Parts

Inspiring Play in Young Children

Natural Curiosity

Building Children's Understanding of the World through Environmental Inquiry

The Outdoor Classroom in Practice, Ages 3-7

Providing extensive, challenging and ever changing outdoor play experiences is an essential and valuable aspect of early years education.

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