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


Documentation Workshop
May 20th, 2019

Telling the Story of Student Learning June 3, 2019 - PL Extension Funding must be used for release time

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Learning to Think Spatially
May 14th, 2019

In this interactive session, educators will engage in a series of spatial reasoning activities from the book Taking Shape: Activities to Develop Geometric

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Year End Social
May 6th, 2019

Join us for an evening of socializing, apps and Urban Pallet DiY!

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Our Team

  • Local Executive Officer

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

  • President

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

  • 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.


Featured Books


Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood

Sharing Children's Learning and Teachers' Thinking

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.

Natural Curiosity

Building Children's Understanding of the World through Environmental Inquiry

Loose Parts

Inspiring Play in Young Children

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