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

September 20th, 2018

4 ETFO DECE Locals will be hosting a DECE Conference on November 17, 2018. Click on the link for the Save the Date Flyer!

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Kindergarten Workshop
May 25th, 2018

SCETF and SCDECEs are teaming up to provide a 3 Day Workshop at the end of August! Registration is open and spaces are limited!

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Year End Social!
May 17th, 2018

We will be hosting a Year End Social for the 3 ETFO Simcoe Locals. Diane Kashin will be the Keynote Speaker! No cost to our Local Members!

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Our Team

  • 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.

  • 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

Natural Curiosity

Building Children's Understanding of the World through Environmental Inquiry

Loose Parts

Inspiring Play in Young Children

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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