The ECE Education Support Fund provided bursaries to support the post-secondary education of individuals working, or wishing to work, in the Early Care and Learning (ECL) sector in BC.
Bursaries were provided through two separate streams: the ECE Student Bursary and the ECE Workforce Development Bursary Fund.
Due to a higher than expected number of applications, the ECE Education Support Fund’s budget is now fully expended.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is currently working with ECEBC to evaluate the impact of the ECE Education Support Fund on increasing the quantity and skill level of ECE professionals working in BC. The outcome of this evaluation will help determine next steps for the Fund, and other training and professional development supports for Early Care and Learning professionals throughout the province.