Child Development Supervisor Professional Development Funding
Due to event cancellations, we are able to reopen our professional development (PD) funding application form for Child Development Supervisors (CDS). Further information on funding requirements for the 2019-2020 fiscal year can be found at https://aecea.ca/pd-funding-fact-sheet-2019-2020-0. Please note, the current fiscal year ends on March 31.
As a reminder, starting April 1, 2020, the Child Development Supervisor Professional Development funding will be administered by Alberta Children’s Services. The funding amounts will remain the same, only the process to apply will differ. The updated Alberta Child Care Grant Funding Guide outlines the steps needed in order to obtain professional development and wage top-up funding.
Alberta Children's Services has provided the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA) with $285,000 in grant funding to support eligible Child Development Supervisors (CDS') to participate in professional development activities. Funding is available to offset fees associated with CDS attending approved post-secondary courses, workshops, and conferences that help strengthen leadership, management, pedagogical leadership, administration, and early childhood education skills and knowledge. Tuition, conference, and workshop fees will be considered under this funding program.
Educators who have applied for an event and have been pre-approved must fill out a reflection form within two weeks of the event taking place for the funds to be released to your organization.