The Early Childhood Educators of BC has received funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development
to establish a bursary fund for students enrolled in early childhood educational programs.
To respond to identified needs, priority will be given to:
• Aboriginal students,
• Students attending early childhood educational programs with an Aboriginal focus, and
• Students working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation.
Students will be able to apply for up to $300 per course, to a maximum of $1,500 per semester.
Since the funding announcement ECEBC, in direct collaboration with our coalition partner, the BC Aboriginal
Child Care Society, has developed strategies to ensure the information is accessible and will distributed to all
of our contacts. We are extremely grateful for BCACCS' knowledge and expertise as both organizations see
this as an opportunity to support the ECE sector and improve quality in Early Childhood Education.
ECE student bursary policy is currently under development and will be reviewed by the bursary program's
funder. The bursary program will be implemented for the Fall 2014 semester. Eligible applicants must be enrolled
at an approved educational institution in an ECE program, with priority given to Aboriginal students, or students
enrolled in ECE programs with an Aboriginal focus or working to achieve an infant/toddlereducator designation.
To determine if the post-secondary institution you are or will be attending is an approved educational
institution, please view the Ministry of Children and Family Development's list at:
• Click here for the Bursary application.
• Click here for the Polices & Procedures Manual
• The deadline for Fall 2014 bursary application submissions to the ECEBC office is Friday, November 7, 2014.