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Professional Development Opportunities

Below is a list of workshops that early childhood educators (ECE) can access under the Child Care Staff Training. ECEs are encouraged to participate in as many professional development opportunities as they choose, depending on interest and available time.

For several of these professional development opportunities, licensed child care programs will have access to paid release time for their ECEs while they are engaging in this training through each individual vendor. Staff release time includes paying a staff’s wages for education and training and/or wages for a staff to offset the costs to operators and increase ECEs ability to participate. This funding is outside that which is available from the Alberta Child Care Grant Funding Program.

If you are interested in participating in any of these opportunities, please connect directly with each organization offering this training for details of how to access these opportunities and how the release time funding will be administered.

Who is eligible for paid release time?
All certified educators who work in licensed child care, including preschools, daycares, licensed family day homes and school-age programs are all eligible to claim release time funding.

To view other professional development opportunities, see our events calendar