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Professional Development Funding

This funding is provided to licensed child care programs to assist with the costs of approved post-secondary tuition and textbooks, as well as approved conferences or workshops for their eligible educators certified as Level 1, 2, or 3 early childhood educator.

To receive professional development funding, the program is required to submit a Professional Development Funding Request form.


Professional development funding is intended for certified early childhood educators who are paid employees of licensed child care programs, as well as family day home program educators working under licensed family day home agencies, who:

  • provide direct child care, including program supervisors and alternate supervisors (as defined in the Early Learning and Child Care Regulation), as well as people hired in the role of family child care consultants/coordinators with a licensed family day home agency
  • are certified as an early childhood educator Level 1, 2 or 3
  • are a Canadian citizen or an official Permanent Resident of Canada
  • have worked at least 29 hours in at least one month preceding the date of the expenditure or the date the application was received

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