Cathy Otoole

​Name Cathy O’Toole
School School of Community Services
Program Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development
Academic and Professional Designations
MA Early Childhood Studies

BA General Liberal Studies

Certificate Child Abuse Studies

Diploma General Social Work

Diploma Early Childhood Education

Registered Early Childhood Educator
Title Chair, Human Services
Program/ School Portfolio
Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development

Early Childhood Education

Community and Social Service Management

Educational Support

Social Service Worker

Recreation and Leisure

Human Services Foundation
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Curriculum development
  • Co-constructing meaning of professional practice
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities Over 30 years in the field of Early Learning and Child Care
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • 18 years post-secondar education as professor in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship and Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development programs
  • 5 years as Program Coordinator; CDP Apprenticeship & BELPD

Currently participating on:

Early Years Steering Committee; Region of Waterloo

Brantford Best Start Network

Provincial Centre of Excellence: College Practicum Pedagogist forum

Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications
Looking Out and Looking In: Do We Practice What We Preach? Shifting Practice to Promote Celebrations of Diversity - Are frameworks working?

"Walking Feet" and "Indoor Voices". Are these really our only choices?

Research Positions: 

Co-Investigator College of ECE Post-Pilot Leadership Program Evaluation