Family Home Centre Training and Operational Grants

Funding has been provided in the form of grants to assist family home operators to develop and strengthen their credentials to provide excellence in early learning and child care, and to ensure they have the necessary first aid and food safety courses required to care for children. 

Early Childhood Educator Training Grants (Family Home Child Care Provider Grants)

Operators of licensed Family Home Centres are required to complete, at a minimum, a 30-hour Family Home Child Care Provider certificate course and are eligible to apply for the Early Childhood Education Training Grant .  

The Early Childhood Education Training Grant will cover the cost of tuition and materials for approved courses at Holland College, Collège de l'Île, and other approved learning institutions.

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 be scheduled to start by March 31, 2019.

To confirm eligibility of courses, please contact the Registrar to the Early Learning and Child Care Board at degillis@gov.pe.ca or 902-368-6518.

Family Home Centre Operational Requirement Grants.

Additionally, child care providers of Family Home Centres are eligible to apply for the Family Home Centre Operational Requirement Grants.  Caregivers must complete an emergency child care first aid and CPR course, and a food safety course if providing meals or snacks to children in their care. 

First Aid, CPR and Food Safety
Additionally, Family Home Centre operators are eligible for the following training grants:

  • Emergency Child Care First Aid and CPR – up to $100
  • Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR – up to $100
  • Food Safety Course – up to $100

How do I apply?

To apply for the Family Home Centre Operational Requirement Grants, download and submit a completed PDF form (in person, by mail, email or fax).  

The deadline is March 1, 2019 for courses taken prior to March 31, 2019, however, applications can be submitted at any time.   
Completed forms may be dropped off, mailed, emailed or faxed to:

Family Home Centre Operational Requirement Grants
c/o Melissa Raynor 
Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
250 Water St., Suite 101.  Summerside, PEI    C1N 1B6
Email:    mlraynor@edu.pe.ca                   
Fax:    902 438-4874

What other incentives are available for small businesses?

The Prince Edward Island government offers a variety of programs, incentives and grants to assist small business owners. Visit the small business incentives page to learn more and find out how to apply. 

Who can I contact for more information?

Questions about licensing:  

Contact the Early Childhood Programs Administrator
Doreen Gillis
degillis@gov.pe.ca
902-368-6518.

Questions about Family Home Centres and grants:  
Janice Pettit
jspettit@gov.pe.ca
902-368-6337.