Cathy Otoole

​Name Cathy O’Toole
School Community Services
Program Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development (Honours)
Academic and professional designations
  • MA Early Childhood Studies
  • Registered Early Childhood Educator
  • BA General Liberal Studies
  • Certificate Child Abuse Studies
  • Diploma General Social Work
  • Diploma Early Childhood Education
Title Chair
Program / School portfolio
  • Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development (Honours)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education Fast Track
  • International Early Childhood Education Resource Consulting
  • International Education Support
  • Social Service Worker
  • Recreation and Leisure
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-secondary 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:

  • Children and Youth Planning Table
  • Brantford Best Start Network
  • Brantford Best Start Retention and Recruitment
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