Pearson Canada and the Association for Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) announce new professional development courses

TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Pearson Canada and the AECEO are collaborating to provide professional development courses for Early Childhood educators in Ontario. Pearson Canada and the AECEO joined forces this year to produce two online courses directed at early childhood educators in Ontario.  The College of Early Childhood Educators now requires that all members working in an early childhood centre participate in continuous professional learning to remain current in their knowledge, skills and professional values.  The two courses offered by Pearson Canada and the AECEO: Professionalism and Professional Portfolios address core topics and skills needed to be successful in early childhood care centres. The two online courses will be offered directly through the AECEO's website at www.aeceo.ca.

About Pearson Canada

Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit www.pearson.com.

About the Association for Early Childhood Educators Ontario

The Association for Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) represents the educators across the province working in full day learning in schools, in child care centres and family support programs. Through its members the AECEO actively monitors the successes and limitations of the early years initiative as it rolls out in communities across Ontario.

SOURCE Pearson Education

For further information: Media Contacts: Marlene Olsavsky, Head of Marketing and Public Affairs, Pearson Canada, marlene.olsavsky@pearsoned.com; Eduarda Sousa, Executive Director, Association for Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO), esousa@aeceo.ca