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FAQs

Q. Who can apply for bursary funding?

A. Individuals, cohort-learners or Communities of Practice and organizations with a strong connection to early-years learning, such as CCRR’s, located in British Columbia. Begin your application by selecting a category from the drop-down menu.

Q. When can I submit my application for funding?

A. Now. a great place to start your search for learning opportunities is the EYDP website

Q. When is the closing date for applications?

A. Get your applications to us as soon as you can. We will close applications at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 13th, 2019. Where possible, applications should be received 2 weeks before training begins.

Q. Can I get funding for training I/we have already taken or that’s already underway?

A. Unfortunately, No. Training needs to start after the date your application is received.

Q. What types of workshops, courses, conferences and events will be considered

A. Training that is guided by the professional learning principles (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/early-learning/teach/earlylearning/early_learning_framework.pdf) (pg. 41) outlined in the revised BC Early Learning Framework. A good place to start your search for learning opportunities is the EYPD website.

Q. How will I know my/our training has been funded?

A. The Bursary Manager will contact you via email or phone and give you the details the bursary awarded. Applications will be processed in the order they are received. Given timelines, it may not be possible to notify applicants before training begins. Therefore, it’s up to you to decide if you wish to cancel or attend the course. Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for attending a course that funding is then subsequently declined or any cancellation fees.

Q. How will I know my/our training has not been funded?

A. The Bursary Manager will contact you via email or phone

Q. Who decides who gets funding?

A. In most cases, the Bursary Manager makes a decision. In cases where there are some special circumstances, WCCRC will convene a panel of professionals with a background in early childhood education to make a decision. The decision of the panel is final.

Q. Do you accept applications from outside the Lower Mainland?

A. Yes, we positively encourage applications from rural & remote communities in B.C.

Q. Do you accept applications from Indigenous communities, groups or individuals?

A. Yes, we positively encourage applications from communities, groups or individuals who identify as Indigenous, First Nation, Inuit or Métis. Please indicate on your application.

Q. Should I/we receive bursary funding, what is my/our reporting responsibilities?

A. Great question, thanks for asking! Each category has different reporting requirements. Information sent with your application approval will have more details. We have a responsibility to MCFD and the Government of Canada to report on our impact. Firstly, we’ll need you to report on how you spend the funds -- We’ll need to see expense receipts etc. Additionally, we’d like to understand the impact the training had on you, your group or your organization. We will send successful applicants a follow-up survey, It would be great if you respond to that survey. Thanks.

Q. Is there an appeal process if my funding is not approved by the bursary Manager & the panel of professionals?

A. Unfortunately, no. We will, however, try to indicate why funding has been denied.

Q. Can I/we apply for an hourly wage or professional dues for training or backfill?

A. Unfortunately, no.

Q. Can I apply for funding more than once for different training events?

A. Yes, you can apply for funding for more than one training event.

Q. Can I apply for funding if I have received funding from another source for the same training event?

A. Yes, in your application you need to state if you have received funding from other sources for this training.

Who can apply for bursary funding?

A. Early childhood educators, or other child care providers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in British Columbia. 

All applicants must work in at least one of the following roles:

  • Early childhood educator 
  • Early childhood educator assistant
  • School-age child care provider
  • Licensed family child care provider
  • Registered license-not-required child care provider
  • As a successful graduate of the Responsible Adult course
Q. When is the closing date for applications?

A. The final date to submit an application is at 11:59 (PST) on December 13, 2019. Applications are processed as they come in each business day.

Q. Can I get funding for training I have already taken or that’s already underway?

A. Unfortunately, No. Training needs to start after the date your application is received.

Q. What types of workshops, courses, conferences and events will be considered

A. Training that is guided by the professional learning principles (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/early-learning/teach/earlylearning/early_learning_framework.pdf) (pg. 41) outlined in the revised BC Early Learning Framework. A good place to start your search for learning opportunities is the EYPD website

Q. Who decides who gets funding?

A. In most cases, the Bursary Manager makes a decision. In cases where there are some special circumstances, WCCRC will convene a panel of professionals with a background in early childhood education to make a decision. The decision of the panel is final.

Q. How will I know my/our training has been funded?

A. The Bursary Manager will contact you via email or phone and give you the details the approved bursary.

Q. How will I know my/our training has not been funded?

A. The Bursary Manager will contact you via email or phone

Q. Should I receive bursary funding, what is my reporting responsibilities?

A. Once the training is complete, individual applicants will be required to fill in and submit the online reflection form and expense claim. We would like to understand the impact the training had on you and we need to see how you spent the funds.

 

Q. Is there an appeal process if my funding is not approved by the bursary Manager & the panel of professionals?

A. Unfortunately, no. We will, however, try to indicate why funding has been denied.

Q. Can I apply for an hourly wage or professional dues for training or backfill?

A. Unfortunately, no.

Q. Can I apply for funding more than once for different training events?

A. Yes, you can apply for funding for more than one training event.

Q. Can I apply for funding if I have received funding from another source for the same training event?

A. Yes, in your application you need to state if you have received funding from other sources for this training.

Q. What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?

A. A Community of Practice (CoP) is a model of learning in which professionals meet regularly to critically reflect on knowledge, experiences, values, and practice. Review the CoP on this resource page to learn more. By engaging with pedagogical narrations, educators share, discuss, and challenge ideas and practices. Resources (readings, articles, books) are provided to support the discussions. These sessions invite professionals to think deeply about issues and moments from their practice, not to find final answers or “truths,” but to generate richer, meaningful pedagogical understandings (BC Early Learning Framework  Page 101). 

The hope for each Communities of Practice is that it will offer opportunities for self-reflection, a deepening of the understanding of practice and in doing so support professional and personal development. 

 

Q. When is the closing date for applications?

A. The final date to submit an application is at 11:59 (PST) on December 13, 2019. Applications are processed as they come in each business day.

Q. How will I know our CoP has been funded?

A. The Bursary Manager will contact you via email or phone and give you the details of the approved bursary. Applications will be processed in the order they are received.

Q. How will I know our CoP has not been funded?

A. The Bursary Manager will contact you via email or phone

Q. Who decides who gets funding?

A. In most cases, the Bursary Manager makes a decision. In cases where there are some special circumstances, WCCRC will convene a panel of professionals with a background in early childhood education to make a decision. The decision of the panel is final.

Q. Is there an appeal process if my funding is not approved by the bursary Manager & the panel of professionals?

A. Unfortunately, no. We will, however, try to indicate why funding has been denied.

Q. Should we receive bursary funding, what is our reporting responsibilities?

A. Upon approval of bursary application, the Bursary Manager will email the details of the reporting responsibilities.

Q. Can we apply for an hourly wage or professional dues for training or backfill?

A. Unfortunately, no.

Q. Can we apply for funding if we have received funding from another source for the same CoP?

A. Yes, in your application you need to state if you have received funding from other sources for the CoP.

Q. Who can apply for bursary funding?

A. CCRR Agencies may apply for bursary funding. For individuals looking for funding, early childhood educators, or other child care providers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in British Columbia may apply for funding. 

All applicants must work in at least one of the following roles:

  • Early childhood educator 
  • Early childhood educator assistant
  • School-age child care provider
  • Licensed family child care provider
  • Registered license-not-required child care provider
  • As a successful graduate of the Responsible Adult course
Q. When is the closing date for applications?

A. The final date to submit an application is at 11:59 (PST) on December 13, 2019. Applications are processed as they come in each business day.

Q. How will CCRR agencies by funded?

A. CCRR agency applications that are approved will receive 100% of the funding upfront.

Q. Who decides who gets funding?

A. In most cases, the Bursary Manager makes a decision. In cases where there are some special circumstances, WCCRC will convene a panel of professionals with a background in early childhood education to make a decision. The decision of the panel is final.

Q. Can individual applicants get funding for training they have already taken or that’s already underway?

A. Unfortunately, No. The training/conference/workshop/CoP needs to start after the date the application is approved.

Q. How will applicants know when training has been approved for funding?

A. The Bursary Manager will contact applicants via email or phone and give them the details of the approved bursary.

Q. How will applicants know that their training event has not been funded?

A. The Bursary Manager will contact you via email or phone

Q. What are the reporting responsibilities?

A. Upon approval of applications, the Bursary Manager will email the details of the reporting responsibilities.

Q. Is there an appeal process if my funding is not approved by the bursary Manager & the panel of professionals?

A. Unfortunately, no. We will, however, try to indicate why funding has been denied.

Q. Can applicants apply for an hourly wage or professional dues for training or backfill?

A. Unfortunately, no.

Q. Can we apply for this bursary funding if we have received funding from another source for the same training event?

A. Yes, in your application you need to state if you have received funding from other sources for this training.

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