What types of training costs are covered?

Professional development funding helps offset tuition fees and required course textbooks for approved post-secondary coursework leading to a higher level of certification for staff certified as a Child Development Assistant/Worker or to strengthen leadership, management, pedagogical leadership, administration, and early childhood education skills and knowledge (for staff certified as a Child Development Supervisor).

Professional development funding may also be used to offset the cost of tuition, conference and workshop fees related to early learning and child care that have been approved by the Alberta Child Care Grant Funding Program. Please contact the Alberta Child Care Grant Funding Program to verify if the course/conference/workshop you need to know whether it is eligible for professional development funding by calling 1-800-661-9754 or emailing cs.childcarefunding@gov.ab.ca.

Professional development funding may not be requested if another grant or bursary has been awarded for the same purpose.

*AECEA makes every effort to ensure this information is up to date. Please consult original documentation/website to confirm accuracy*