Fund your training

There are many options that can help you fund your training to become an early childhood operator or to upgrade your skills.

Cultural Bursary Program

Nova Scotia Residents who are Indigenous, African Nova Scotian or Newcomer/Immigrants may be eligible for financial support to enroll in a two-year, early childhood education diploma program
 

Donald R. Sobey Bursary

A $2,000 renewable bursary available to all students entering the Nova Scotia Community College on a full-time basis.
 

Tuition Support Program

Up to $2,000 per year can be applied toward a student’s full-time tuition costs at a Private Career College. 
 

African Canadian Services Scholarship Program

African Canadian Services offers six scholarships to support African Canadians who have graduate high school in Nova Scotia to access post-secondary education.
 

Early Years Continuing Education

If you currently work in early childhood education, you may be eligible to receive financial support to upgrade your skills.
 

Student Assistance

Student Assistance can help you access many resources that will support you to make a decision that works best for you, to fund your post-secondary education.
 

Skills Development Program

Eligible applicants receive financial assistance to help them get the skills they need to find a rewarding career.
 

Employment Support Services

Employment Support Services helps Nova Scotians on Income Assistance become more self-sufficient. This support includes going back to school and other programs that can support you to train as an early childhood educator.