Qualifications Upgrade

Providing support for individuals pursuing an ECE diploma to qualify for a College of Early Childhood Educators membership. The education grant covers tuition fees for recognized ECE diploma programs.

Leadership Certification

Supporting child care program supervisors in professional development and ongoing quality improvement. This grant covers part-time tuition for relevant courses at recognized Ontario Colleges.
The Essential

Program 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 will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2024 semester for previous Qualification Upgrade Program applicants only as of July 22nd, 2024 and all other applicants as of August 6th, 2024.

Full-time & Part-time Studies
Financial support for child care development career advancement with programs that work around you.
Study Online or at a Distance
Take advantage of financial support to solidify your career, all from the comforts of home.
Learn Then Earn More Income
Both programs have the potential to expand your career reach, paving the way to higher paying jobs.
Programs Open to All Ages
It's never too early or late to apply for financial support towards professional development opportunities.
A Variety of Institutions
Choose from 25 colleges spread across Ontario, that offer programs related to Early Childhood Education.
Home-Based Credibility
Benefit from the credibility that comes with being a Registered Early Childhood Educator.