Support for Early Childhood Educators

Early care and learning professionals play a critical role in caring for and preparing kids for the future. Learn about education and certification options. 

The Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy details our plan to improve support for the sector.

Education and Training

Take your skills to the next level or start a new career in early care and learning.

The government is funding new Early Childhood Educator (ECE) seats at B.C. post-secondary institutions, ranging from part-time certificates to full-time diplomas.

Manage Your Certification

Connect with the ECE Registry to apply for a certificate or renew or validate your existing one.

Professional Development

The Early Childhood Pedagogy Network will provide a platform for ECEs working in the field to collaborate with peers, reflect on best practices and share innovative ways to enhance the early years learning environment across the province.

Wage Enhancement

From January 2019, the government is providing a $1 per hour wage enhancement for front-line ECEs working in eligible licensed child care facilities. Another $1 per hour wage enhancement is scheduled for April 1, 2020.