Ontario’s early learning initiative has opened the educational system to an influx of new professionals. Before this Fall, only a very few Ontario school boards employed early childhood educators (ECEs). As of September 2010, all boards do. This Fall, in nearly 600 Ontario schools, teachers and ECEs are working together throughout each school day to offer full-day kindergarten programs. This number will increase as the program is phased-in. In addition to the full-day kindergarten initiative, ECEs are now employed in many school boards to provide integrated before-and after-school programs within elementary schools.