Ontario's

Early Childhood Educators

Upgrade & Leadership Programs

Our Mission

Financially supporting individuals who are studying in the field, working at home or in a centre-based agency in Ontario, to obtain their ECE Qualifications Upgrade diploma or Leadership certification. Find out how you can become eligible for education, travel, and even training grants.

Funding History

For the past 8 years, we have been mandated by the Ministry of Education to administer funding. 2016-2017 is our eighth full year of operation. Since September 2007, interest in the Early Childhood Educators Qualifications Upgrade and Leadership programs have continued to grow at an encouraging pace. To date, we have now provided financial assistance to approximately 3,984 individuals.

Program

Report

Over the past 8 years, we have assigned approximately 3,984 ECE grants to successful applicants, who have completed one or more of the available 71 child care programs, affiliated to 25 different colleges spread across the province of Ontario.
25
ONTARIO COLLEGES
71
CHILD CARE PROGRAMS
3984
GRANTS AWARDED
8
YEARS OF OPERATION

Program Types

Financially supporting Early Childhood Educators in Ontario, to obtain their ECE Qualifications Upgrade diploma or Leadership certification. There are 4 academic program types available throughout post-secondary schools across Ontario.

Early Childhood Education
Éducation en service à l'enfance
Native Early Childhood Education
ECE Leadership Certification

Available Grants

Financial support for ECE Qualification Upgrades are available to eligible applicants in the form of an education granttravel grant, and training allowance. Part-time support is also available through education and travel grants, specific to the ECE Leadership certification. We are still accepting full-time and part-time applications for the fall 2017 semester. We will begin accepting applications for the winter semester as of December 4, 2017.

Education Grants

Education Grants

Education grants are currently available and cover full-time and part-time tuition fees related to a recognized Early Childhood Education diploma or leadership certification.

Training Allowance

Training Allowance

Assisting with living expenses and incremental costs incurred while pursuing a ECE diploma. Earn up to $5,000 per semester for full-time, and $300 per course for part-time studies.

Travel Grants

Travel Grants

Travel grants are available to assist grant recipients with daily commute expenses incurred to attend classes and or complete the placement component of their program.

Book Allowance

Book Allowance

Full-time and part-time students working 30 hours or more per week are eligible to receive a book allowance of $150 per course, up to a maximum of $500 per semester.

Education Grants

Education grants are currently available and cover full-time and part-time tuition fees related to a recognized Early Childhood Education diploma or leadership certification.

Training Allowance

Assisting with living expenses and incremental costs incurred while pursuing a ECE diploma. Earn up to $5,000 per semester for full-time, and $300 per course for part-time studies.

Travel Grants

Travel grants are available to assist grant recipients with daily commute expenses incurred to attend classes and or complete the placement component of their program.

Book Allowance

Full-time and part-time students working 30 hours or more per week are eligible to receive a book allowance of $150 per course, up to a maximum of $500 per semester.

Limited Funding Available

Applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis, once all documents required to process an application have been received. Funding is not guaranteed and is based on the number of applications received, and available funding per semester. There is limited funding available through these programs, and therefore individuals are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

College

Breakdown

The following education institutions have programs that may be eligible for financial support through our ECE grants.

Algonquin College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Programs
  • ECE Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development

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Cambrian College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources

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Canadore College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development
  • Business Management
  • Business Administration, Leadership & Management

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Centennial College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • ECE Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development
  • Business Administration, Leadership & Management

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Cité Collegial

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Introduction au leadership en services à l’enfance

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Collège Boréal

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources

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Conestoga College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development

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Confederation College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources

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Durham College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

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Fanshawe College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development

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Fleming College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development

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George Brown College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Early Childhood Management Certificate

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Georgian College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources

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Humber College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development

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Lambton College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development
  • Business Management

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Loyalist College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development

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Mohawk College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • ECE Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development

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Mothercraft College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

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Niagara College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development

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Northern College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources

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Sault College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development

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Seneca College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • ECE Administration
  • Human Resources

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Sheridan College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources

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St. Clair College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources

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St. Lawrence College

Qualifications Upgrade Program
  • Early Childhood Education

Leadership Program
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Development

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Get Started

Being a qualified Early Childhood Educator will allow you to expand on career opportunities that are sure to lead to great benefits. Funding for the fall semester is limited, so take action today.