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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 as of the 2017 winter  semester, the Ministry of Education has made the following changes to the Travel Grant

Students who are required as part of their program to live away from home for the duration of their in-class session may now be eligible to receive a reimbursement for their hotel accommodations. Hotel selections must be in line with the Government of Canada Accommodation Directory. Therefore applicants must ensure their hotel is listed as an acceptable accommodation by searching for their city through this following directory. Proof of payment for accommodations must be provided prior to reimbursement. Students who must live away from home to attend their in class session may also be eligible to receive a meal allowance of $45.00 per day for the duration of the in class session.

**NEW Effective as of the 2017 winter  semester, the Ministry of Education has made the following changes to the Book Allowance:

Full-time and part-time students working 30 hours or more per week are now eligible to receive a book allowance of $150.00 per course up to a maximum of $500.00 per semester, as part of the training allowance.

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2017 semester.

 

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 applications for the Spring 2017 semester

 

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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