Nora applied to our grants program as she was looking to earn her Qualifications Upgrade diploma. Watch how we helped Nora reach that goal.



Financially supporting individuals studying or working in the field, to obtain an ECE diploma and become eligible to apply for membership with the College of Early Childhood Educators. The education grant is available to cover tuition fees related to study in a recognized Early Childhood Education diploma.


Sara is a motivated Registered Early Childhood Educator who was ready to further her education, but unsure how she could afford to expand her knowledge. See how we helped make it happen.



Supporting professional development and ongoing quality improvement for child care program supervisors, or those aspiring to become one. Leadership education grants are available to cover part-time tuition fees related to courses offered through a recognized Ontario College for Applied Arts and Technology, in an eligible field of study.


Sika was approved for a travel grant that assists with daily commute expenses incurred while attending her classes. Learn how you can be like Sika.



Travel Grants are available to assist students with daily commute expenses incurred while attending classes, first aid training, and/or completing the placement component of their program. This grant may also provide assistance to individuals who are required to live temporarily away from their homes to pursue their studies.

Essential ECE

Grant Benefits

The ECE Grants program offers financial support through education, travel, and training grants. Be proactive and share the benefits with someone this may be of interest to. Financial assistance may be all they need to further their career.




We are currently accepting all applications for the Fall 2023 semester. We will begin accepting applications for the Winter 2024 semester on Monday, November 27, 2023.

Full-Time & Part-Time Studies

Financial support for child care development career advancement with programs that work around you.

Open to All Ages

It's never too early or late to apply for financial support towards professional development opportunities.

Study Online or at a Distance

Take advantage of financial support to solidify your career, all from the comforts of home.

Variety of Institutions

Choose from 25 colleges spread across Ontario, that offer programs related to Early Childhood Education.

Earn More Income

Both programs have the potential to expand your career reach, paving the way to higher paying jobs.

Home-Based Credibility

Benefit from the credibility that comes with being a Registered Early Childhood Educator.

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