ECE Bursary Announcement

As part of the B.C. Early Years Strategy, Minister of Children and Family Development, Stephanie Cadieux, made an announcement today that the B.C. government is investing $513,000 to help increase the number of early childhood educators throughout the province.

The funding is going to the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) to establish a bursary fund for students enrolling or 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.

Learn More:

For more information on the bursary program and how to apply, please email the Early Childhood Educators of BC: or visit their website:

To learn more about the current range of early years services in B.C. and the strategy to make programs and services more integrated, accessible, affordable and higher quality, read the B.C. Early Years Strategy:

To read the full news release: