Early Childhood Education Assistance Program

The Early Childhood Education Assistance Program was initiated April 1, 2008 and ended March 31, 2016.
The participants who are already enrolled in the program, will continue to receive the reimbursements upon submission and approval of the Early Childhood Education Assistance Program Accumulated Hours Report.

Eligibility for Reimbursement

For every year the applicant attended the approved post-secondary education and received a student loan for that year, the applicant will be eligible for a reimbursement of up to $5000 per year for a maximum of four years.

Participants in the program will be reimbursed when they complete 1500 hours in a licensed child care centre or a FHDC agency, within a 12 month period.

Accumulated Hours Report (PDF) is required to be submitted after 1500 hours is accumulated for each year of eligibility. A payment will be made to the Nova Scotia Student Assistance Program on behalf of the participant each year of eligible reimbursement.

Submit the Education Assistance Accumulated Hours Report (PDF) by printing and mailing it to:

Coordinator, Family Home Day Care & Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Development Services
Early Years Branch
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
PO Box 578
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2S9

Learn more by reading the Early Childhood Education Assistance Program Terms and Conditions (PDF).