Early Childhood Education Training Grant Guidelines

The purpose of the Early Childhood Education Training Grant is to provide our early childhood education workforce with the opportunity to develop and strengthen knowledge, skill base, and credentials necessary to provide excellence in early learning and child care.

Guiding Principles

  • Priority will be given to first time applicants who have not yet received funding in the current fiscal year. 
  • The Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture reserves the right to withhold new funding until the applicant has satisfied all responsibilities associated with previously funded learning opportunities.

Eligibility

  • Permanent, casual, part-time and temporary employees of Licensed Early Childhood Centres (including Early Years Centres, Preschool Centres and Family Home Centres) are eligible to receive funding under this program.

Training Program Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, the course be accredited post-secondary institutions that satisfy the requirements of the Early Learning and Child Care Board and must start prior to March 31, 2018.

Please contact Doreen Gillis, Registrar to the Early Learning and Child Care Board at degillis@edu.pe.ca or 902-368-6518 to confirm course eligibility.

Eligible Fees

  • 100% of the cost for an eligible course.
  • 100% of the cost of required textbooks are eligible for funding.

The following costs are not eligible for funding: course fees which are above the cost of the course, such as student fees, facility fees or other non-course related fees; meals; course materials in addition to required textbooks; salary; travel; accommodations; professional dues; membership fees; and exams without a delivered learning component.

Other Guidelines

  • Proof of completion must be submitted upon conclusion of the course.
  • Applicants must notify the fund administrator immediately if withdrawing an application or the course is canceled.
  • Employees who receive funding and who do not complete the course must reimburse the amount granted.
  • All invoices or receipts must be received by March 31, 2018.

Application Process

Submit the completed application form and supporting documentation by mail, fax, or email to:

          Garth Waite, Project Manager - F-P-T Early Learning and Child Care

          Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture

          250 Water St., Suite 101

          Summerside, PEI    C1N 1B6

          Fax: (902) 438-4874

          Email: glwaite@gov.pe.ca

All applications must include:

  • A completed and signed application form;
  • Confirmation of course eligibility from the Registrar to the Early Learning and Child Care Board;
  • Supporting documentation, including course information, training institution, course dates, and fees.
     

Deadline: 4:00 pm, January 15, 2018

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Questions & Answers

Q&A Early Childhood Education Training Grant

 

For information contact Garth Waite at glwaite@gov.pe.ca or (902) 438-4880.

 

 

 

Published date: 
December 18, 2017
Education, Early Learning and Culture

General Inquiries

Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
Holman Centre 
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE   C1N 1B6

Phone: (902) 438-4130
Fax: (902) 438-4062

educationinquiries@edu.pe.ca