Classification, Training & Professional Development
We are committed to supporting the childcare sector with higher wages through the Canada-Wide Agreement.
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Financial Assistance Programs
- Continuing Education Program
This program is intended to enhance the ability of licensed child care centres and family home day care agencies to recruit and retain staff.
Education, Professional Development and Classification Resources
- Online Learning Network
In June 2018, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development launched an online learning network targeted to those in leadership positions to support leadership and capacity building in the child care sector.
- Classification for Child Care Staff
Classification is the process for reviewing training and determining eligibility towards one of four designations for employment in a licensed child care facility.
- Early Childhood Education Training
A list of approved Early Childhood Education training programs.
- Orientation for Staff Working in Licensed Child Care Facilities
A series of informational modules and activities for child care staff working directly with children who do not meet the regulated training requirements.
- Links to Professional Development Programs
Useful links for current practicing early childhood educators who wish to upgrade their skills.