Early Childhood Education Training Grants
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.
Who can apply?
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.
Which training programs are eligible?
To be eligible for funding, the course must be provided by an accredited post-secondary institution that satisfies the requirements of the Early Learning and Child Care Board and must either:
- Have started during the period between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018; or
- Be scheduled to start during the period between April 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018.
The following courses are eligible:
- Holland College courses recognized towards meeting the requirement for ECE 1:
- Curriculum 1: Play is Learning
- Preschool Development
- Indirect Guidance
- Collège de l'Île courses recognized towards meeting the requirement for ECE 1:
- Curriculum I: le jeu au cœur de l’apprentissage
- Développement préscolaire
- Relation de soutien indirecte auprès de l’enfant
Many other courses are eligible as well. To confirm eligibility of other courses, Please contact Doreen Gillis, Registrar to the Early Learning and Child Care Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-368-6518 to confirm course eligibility.
What costs can this grant cover?
- 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.
How much funding can I receive?
Annually, applicants will be eligible to receive a maximum allocation of up to $2,400 plus required text books to a maximum of $1,500, subject to availability of funds.
What else do I need to know?
- Invitations for applications to the Training Grant will be scheduled as follows:
- February 2018: for courses commencing between April 2018 – August 2018;
- July 2018: for courses commencing between September 2018 – December 2018; and
- November 2018: for courses commencing between January 2018 – March 2018.
- During this round, applications for the following courses are invited:
- Eligible courses which started between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 will be accepted. Applicants are eligible to receive a maximum allocation of up to $2,400 plus required text books to a maximum of $1,500 for that fiscal year;
- Eligible courses scheduled to start during the period between April 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018. Applicants are eligible to receive a maximum allocation of up to $2,400 plus required text books to a maximum of $1,500 for fiscal year 2018-19.
- For reimbursement for courses started during the period between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, please provide official receipt(s) and or invoice(s) and completed vendor registration form prior to March 31, 2018. You will receive reimbursement through direct deposit.
- Proof of completion for courses funded under this program must be submitted in the form of a transcript to the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture before additional training grant applications under this program will be considered.
- Applicants must notify the fund administrator immediately if withdrawing an application or the course is cancelled.
- Employees who receive funding and who do not complete the course must reimburse the amount granted.
- 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.
How do I apply?
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
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.
What is the deadline to apply?
Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., March 16, 2018.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Questions & Answers
For information contact Garth Waite at email@example.com or (902) 438-4880.