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In partnership with The Province of British Columbia РMinistry of Children & Family Development, and The Government of Canada, Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC) has established a Professional Development Bursary fund for early childhood educators and other child care providers in B.C.

Under this current agreement, the PD Bursary Fund will be available until March 2020. For more information on eligibility and funding guidelines visit our Q & A page.

Early Childhood Educators are responsible for choosing a variety of quality professional development opportunities to meet the provincial requirement of 40 hours of PD over the course of 5 years.

For more information on maintaining and renewing your ECE certification as well as information about the types of PD that may be accepted by the registry visit their website here.

A great place to start your search for PD opportunities is the Early Years Professional Development website You may also connect with your local CCRR and other community-based organizations to find out what they may be offering.

WCCRC is known and respected for our collaboration and community-building within the early childhood sector. WCCRC provides consultation and guidance to government, researchers and other organizations to promote and support excellence in early care and learning across BC.

For more information about WCCRC, our programs and services, visit our website

If you need more assistance, please contact our Bursary Manager

To apply for funding to attend a professional development training opportunity go to our application page.