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ECE Qualifications Upgrade Program

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ECE Leadership Grant ***NEW***

The objective of the Early Childhood Educators Qualifications Upgrade Program is to support individuals working in a licensed home- or centre-based agency, Family Support Programs (Ontario Early Years Centre, Parenting and Family Literacy Centre, Head Start Program, Better Beginnings Better Futures; Child Care Resource Centre), or of a publicly funded school including First Nation Education Authorities in Ontario to obtain an Early Childhood Education diploma and become eligible to apply for membership with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE).

 


**NEW**As of July 1, 2015 this program will be expanded to allow unlicensed home child care providers to apply for funding. Funding will be prioritized for individuals working under a Director Approval.

**We are no longer accepting applications for spring/summer 2016 semester, with the exception of those working as Director Approvals.

Please note that we will begin accepting applications for fall 2016 full-time studies as of June 20th. We will begin accepting applications for fall 2016 part-time studies as of August 15th.

 

There is limited funding available through this program and therefore individuals are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Please review the application checklist included with the application.

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This program was established to provide financial assistance to Supervisors, front line Registered Early Childhood Educators designated to leadership positions and/or responsibilities and to Registered Early Childhood Educators aspiring to become Supervisors in the field of Early Childhood Education by funding professional development opportunities in the areas of Pedagogical Leadership in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Administration and Management, Facilities Management, Fiscal Responsibility and Governance and Human Resources, Employment Standards and Labour Relations.

We are currently accepting  all  applications for the Spring/Summer 2016 semester.

 

Please note that we will start accepting all Fall 2016 applications as of August 15th.

 

There is limited funding available through this program and therefore individuals are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Please review the application checklist included with the application.

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