Standing Strong Together

Membership Benefits & Types

When you join ECEBC you add your voice to the thousands of professional friends and colleagues throughout BC. The more voices ECEBC represents, the stronger position we have to educate and advance the rights and needs of early childhood educators, children and families.

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Why Join?

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.

  • Support the advancement of early childhood education & care.
  • Receive 4 issues of The Early Childhood Educator journal each year.
  • Strengthen ECEBC’s ability to continue to provide educational opportunities, publications and resources to educators across the province.
  • Receive significantly reduced prices for our annual Provincial Conference held in May.
  • Automatically become a member of the Canadian Child Care Federation & receive two hard copy issues and two electronic issues of Interaction, CCF’s journal.
  • Have the opportunity to belong to your local ECEBC Branch.
  • Receive ECEBC’s Code of Ethics.
  • Opportunity to participate in bi-monthly Members Only calls - these virtual events offer provincial networking and a chance to connect, share, and receive support from colleagues, listen to a guest speaker and receive news from ECEBC.

Membership Categories

Student Member

Is in the process of becoming professionally qualified in the field of early childhood or is in the process of completing 500 hours of work experience (proof of enrollment as a student required such as a copy of a student card or school registration form).

One-time payment $50 for one year
Monthly Payments Not available

Associate Member

Holds post-secondary certification in a related field, or has been a full member of ECEBC and is now retired from the ECE field, or is currently employed in the early childhood field and is in good standing with the Provincial Community Care Facilities Branch (copy of operating license or a license to practice as an Assistant ECE required with membership application).

One-time payment $100 for one year
Monthly payments $8.33 / month for 12 months

Full Member

Has Early Childhood Educator's Certificate to Practice from the provincial government's ECE Registry. (Copy of Certificate required with membership application).

Eligible to vote on provincial issues at ECEBC's Annual General Meeting

One-time Payment $115 for one year
Monthly Payments $9.58 / month for 12 months

Additional Benefits

ECEBC is working hard to bring our members products and service benefits that meet your needs and help you save money. 

Extended Group Benefits Package


Life, AD&D, EAP, LTD, Extended Health Care, Dental and Wellness

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 (.xls). Please view the ECEBC Group Benefits Program plan for details and to obtain 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.

Group Benefits Team Contact Info (PDF)

Insurance for Licensed Child Care Centres


As a member of ECEBC you have access to an exclusive insurance programme for your licensed child care centre. ECEBC members that have a licensed group centre receive a 10% discount through Magenta Insurance Professionals.

Start your FREE online quote by visiting their website, answer a few questions and select your coverage options.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Lisa by phone at 519.601.5554 or email

Additional Information

BC Provincial Registration Requirements – Ministry of Education and Child Care
For information regarding regulatory requirements for registration as an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia please see the Early Childhood Education Information webpage. The Early Childhood Registry can be contacted Toll Free through the Child Care Call Centre: 1-888-338-6622.

Subscriptions to the Early Childhood Educator
Subscriptions to the Early Childhood Educator Journal are available to institutions and to individuals ineligible for membership for $50.00 annually. Download the subscription application form (PDF).

Spread The Word! Download the ECEBC member services poster to share or post in your workplace.

Questions or Comments? Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding becoming a member of ECEBC and / or the various benefits available to you please contact us.