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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 Effective July 1st, 2016 the Ministry of Education has made the following changes to the Training Allowance eligibility criteria:

  • Students who remain employed part-time (less than 30 hours per week) will receive a $300.00 training allowance for each course taken per semester

  • Students who remain employed full-time will no longer be eligible to receive a Training Allowance

  • Students who have left their employment no more than 10 weeks prior to the start of class to pursue full-time studies will receive a Training Allowance in the amount of $5,000.00 per semester

    We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 full-time and part time  studies .

    Please note that we will begin accepting all Winter 2017  applications as of December 5th, 2016

 

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.

 

Please note that we are currently accepting all Fall 2016 applications.

Please note that we will begin accepting  Winter 2017  applications as of December 5th, 2016

 

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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