Resources

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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. Members can expect to find more in our members only portal.

 

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).

Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators

Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators - Infant Care Profile

Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators - School Age Profile

Occupational Standards for Child Care Administrators

 

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.

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.

The Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families - AASCP has a grant listing for non-profit initiatives - capacity building, community gardens, environmental projects, FASD empowerment and other government grants.

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