How do I submit the ECE return?

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Important Notes:

·         You will receive notification from the Ministry of Education of the date it is required and for what period.

·         Child and staff daily sign in sheets need to be marked for the period before the returns are submitted



1.      From the “Home” screen, click on the yellow “Reports” puzzle piece.


2.      Click on the “MOE Reports” button and then the “ECE Return” button.


3.      Infocare will have the date populated; update the “ECE Return Week” if required and click the “Continue” button.



4.      Make the selections for the “Wait Times at Your Service”


5.      Click on the “Continue” button.


6.      Select the languages spoken in your centre and type in what percentage of time these languages are spoken.



7.      Click on the “Continue” button.


8.      After reviewing the information from the Ministry of Education; click on the staff member’s name to enter in their “Staff Data”



9.      Click the “Continue” button to update their employment in your centre referring to the Ministry of Education’s guidelines.


If this staff member was/is engaged with the education and care of children; you will also be required to check/enter in their contact hours for the week – this is populated based on the staff daily time sheets.



10.  Click the “Continue” button to move on to the next staff member.


11.  Once all of the information has been entered for the staff members, click on the “Continue” button.


12.  Review the Ministry of Education question and click on the “Yes” button to complete the submission, or the “Back” button to go back.


13.  Click on the “Print” button to print a copy of the return; and click the “Finish” button when complete.



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