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In order to better support our early childhood educators to delivery high quality early learning and child care, the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA) offers a range of research, resources and tools to help inform your practice, increase your knowledge and help empower you to participate in important policy discussion related to your field. Below, you can find early learning and child care-related resources in Alberta, organized by matters of practice and policy.


Resources - Public PolicyResources - Practice


Licensing, Regulations and Standards

Child Care Licensing Act

Child Care Licensing Regulation (143/2008)

Alberta Family Day Home Standards

ALIS, Government of Alberta - the provincial gateway to career, learning and employment information (Early Childhood Educator).


Grants or Funding Sources

Canada-Alberta Job Grant - an employer driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Alberta's changing economy.

Scholarships Canada - a website that helps students search for scholarships to attend school (field of study: early childhood)

Whole Kids Foundation - provides an Extended Learning Garden Grant program that provides a $2,000 grant to a non-profit or charity children's programming organization to support an edible educational garden.

Freehorse Family Wellness Society - offers a post-secondary funding program on behalf of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to assist students from various Alberta First Nations to cover tuition, books and living allowance. 

The Muttart Foundation - Provides two bursary programs to support staff and board members of registered charities to attend courses, programs or conferences to help build the capacity of the charity.

Align Association of Community Services - ALIGN (formerly AASCP) offers a leadership bursary to foster future leadership capacity by enabling senior organizational leaders to participate in formal education and professional development programs that enhance their ability to lead their organization and the field.

Indigenous Bursary Search Tool - bursaries, scholarships and incentives for Indigenous students in Alberta.