ECEBC Education Support Fund (Bursary) Application Forms

Winter Semester 2020

Student Bursary Application

Workforce Development Bursary (Employee) Application

Workforce Development Bursary (Owner/Operator) Application

Applications will be accepted on Monday 20th January 2020

January 16th 2020

New application forms reflecting the updated guidelines will be provided on January 17th 2020 on our website

Applications may be submitted January 20th 2020 starting at 12.01am until February 28th 2020 at 11.59pm

Completed applications will be processed in the date order recorded. It is very important that all information is correct and nothing is missing.

The application guide for the ECE Education Support Fund (bursary) for Winter 2020 has been updated please CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


More support to meet demand for early childhood educators

VICTORIA - To meet the demand for early childhood educators (ECE) in British Columbia, the Province is reallocating $4 million within the Canada-BC Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement to provide additional bursaries through the ECE Education Support Fund.


Wonderful New Year news!

The ECE Education Support Fund (bursary) for Winter 2020 will be open for applications from January 20, 2020 to February 28, 2020. This is a limited intake and applications will be processed on a "first come, first served" basis. Only completed applications will be processed.

Please note that the disbursement system and qualifying criteria for students has changed and is now only open to domestic students, with funding provided in one lump installment at the end of the semester upon successful course completion. Students can learn more about the eligibility criteria for the ECE Education Support Fund and this will be available at the beginning of January.

Applications will be available for eligible students in January. Check the ECEBC website for updates.

For Workshop, Webinar & Conference Registration see What's New below.

July 31, 2019

ECEBC is pleased to announce that the new student membership fee will now be $50 effective August 1st.

Click HERE to read the announcement

May 3, 2019

BC Childcare Sector Labour Market Partnership: Announcement of Evaluation Project

Download ECEBC's press release HERE

March 4, 2019

Open Letter - Moving Forward

Download the letter HERE

Click HERE to download the 8th edition of the Community Plan

Donate Now Through!The Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia (ECEBC) has been advancing early childhood education and care since 1969. ECEBC is the collective voice to advance professional and personal commitment to the value of early care and learning by empowering the sector through education, collaboration and leadership.

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May is Child Care Month in BC
Download the Child Care BC Strategy here

Analyzing and Improving Program Spaces with Red River College and Science of Early Childhood Development
January 23rd - February 12, 2020
Self Paced

This action oriented online workshop describes a variety of approaches to curriculum and issues related to indoor and outdoor program spaces. Participants will document and analyze aspects of their own settings that are successful, describe and document an area to modify and improve, share information to get group input and learn from others, and thereby get inspired to make enhancements and to implement and evaluate their proposed changes.

Cost: $85 for ECEBC members - $150 for non members

Professional Development: 9 hours

Contact Annie at [email protected]

Dynamic You: Unleash Your Dynamic Woman with Diane Rolston
January 7th - February 25, 2020 (8 consecutive Tuesdays)
7:00 - 8:00 PM

As a Leadership Coach for women, Diane Rolston often hears women simply wish for more confidence, that goals felt within reach and that they had a reliable system so that nothing would get in their way. You too can learn how to unleash the potential that exists inside you by implementing the 9 Pillars of being a Dynamic Woman. You and your colleagues will enjoy the easy to follow format with a book and videos, along with group coaching. Participants will gain insight and skills in the following areas: be decisive and advance in life and business at a faster pace, evaluate relationships to redesign them or design new ones, assess situations and boost opportunities, measure satisfaction and increase success, and have clarity on best practices and have more control of outcomes This is the second time ECEBC will be offering this program which will provide the tools needed to make shifts in mindset, support growth and ramp up what is possible for better results. As an educator herself, Diane has made a very special offer to ECEBC (regular value is up to $997 per seat depending on the location). Diane gave sold-out sessions at ECEBC's conferences the past two years.

Cost: $195 (includes book)

Professional Development: 8 hours

For the registration form please contact Annie at [email protected].

ECEBC Provincial Members Only Call
ECE Bursary Program and
Childcare BC New Spaces Fund


Childcare BC – Building Child Care Together -
Michelle Kirby, Senior Manager,
Partnerships and Engagement, MCFD
Does your community suffer from a shortage of child care spaces? With commitments made in Budget 2018, the Provincial Government is seeking to build partnerships with local government, school districts, First Nations, and across the child care sector to support the planning, and creation of child care spaces in their communities. This session provided an overview of unprecedented funding opportunities and supports to build childcare in your community. Learn about the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund and see some successful project examples from communities across BC.

ECE Bursary Program -
Christa Copeland, ECEBC Bursary Manager
The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC), in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, has enhanced and expanded the ECE Bursary Program, now known as the ECE Education Support Fund. This new program contains two funding programs:

  1. The Early Childhood Education
    (ECE) Student Bursary Program

  2. The new ECE Workforce Development
    Bursary Fund Program

These programs are designed to increase the number of students entering, re-establishing and graduating from recognized ECE post-secondary programs. This session was an overview of the 2 different bursaries and how to apply.

ECEBC Provincial Call
Workforce Recruitment and Retention Strategy Update
October 23, 2018

The Early Childhood Educators of BC partnered with the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society to host an online event to update participants on the recently announced Childcare BC Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy. The Honourable Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care provided opening remarks. Michelle Gilmour, Manager of Quality and Workforce Development with the Child Care Policy Branch at the Ministry of Children and Family Development provided an overview of the Strategy.

Learning Stories Media Project

Early Childhood Educators Cari Rawling and Friday Bailey invite you to join in an advocacy and education campaign to promote the skill and knowledge of early care and learning professionals.

This will demonstrate the critical value of early care and education for young children.


Are you interested in having extended benefits for yourself and/or family?

ECEBC is excited to announce a new extended benefits package through Health Source Plus for all ECEBC provincial members to access.

To access the most competitive rates, we will need as many people as possible to complete the employee information form here. Please click here for a no obligation free quote. Note that all information will be kept confidential by Health Source Plus and will only be used to provide a quote for us.

ECEBC has been advancing early childhood education and care since 1969.This fast paced organization constantly strives to remain current and responsive to current trends in our sector and continuously looks for opportunities to enhance services to its Members.

Please share with your early care and learning colleagues and networks.

The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC), your professional association is working hard to bring our members products and service benefits that meet your needs and help you save money. As a member of ECEBC you now have access to an exclusive insurance programme for your licensed child care centre.  We are pleased to announce the partnership between ECEBC and Magenta Insurance Professionals.  Please contact them for a no obligation quotation or use the attached quote request form here. More information about Magenta Insurance can be found here.

ECEBC Media Release: British Columbians Understand the Daunting Realities Facing Families Who Need Child Care Access to Regulated Facilities Would Be a Direct Benefit of a Provincial Child Care System

Women Transforming Cities has prepared a Child Care statement as part of its HotPinkPaper Campaign in time for next month’s municipal elections.  
View their statement here.

ECEBC Media Release: Where Are Children Going During the Labour Dispute Between the BC Government and Teachers?

The ECEBC Leadership virtual library contains a sampling of materials created by Community of Innovation project participants, Leadership alumni and ECEBC.The collection is updated on an ongoing basis. Click here to access the library.

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The Early Childhood Educator
Summer 2018

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The Early Childhood Educator, Summer 2017