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Econocoop and the CCCF

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Saving you money on everything you already purchase for your ELCC program, the CCCF, in partnership with Econocoop will be launching a brand-new service to Canada’s ELCC sector in fall 2020. What is this service? Fully bilingual, Econocoop and the CCCF will be providing ECEs and child care providers nation-wide a purchasing plan—everything from markers and crackers to computers and everything in between—using the expertise and years of knowledge from Canada’s cooperative sector to support ELCC. There is also an online tool to support your business operations—planning for and supporting the creation of quality child care spaces. 

Stay tuned for more information and the launch date! You can learn more about Econocoop here.

Saving you money on everything ECE

Contributed to a higher quality of child care, locally, provincially or nationally

Advocated on behalf of children, families or caregivers

Made a recognized contribution to the profession

Assumed a high level of responsibility

Demonstrated commitment and creativity

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Supporter membership rate $45 CAD. Join now!

Annual Membership rate $0 CAD with the code from your local affiliate. Join now!

Anyone working in licensed child care has to apply for certification. You will find certification information for your province or territory on our child care certification page.

With your resume and cover letter ready (we’ll provide guides for this soon), contact child care centres and introduce yourself! You can call, email, or even message them on social media. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get a reply. Try again a few days later to give them your resume in person. Remember that due to safety reasons you need to call first. Tell them you live in their area, and that you’re looking for a position.

On our provincial and territorial map we link to child care associations in your area. Follow the link to your association and join today. The associations provide valuable information to anyone starting out in their career. Even experienced ECEs can benefit. You’ll also enjoy valuable member benefits like discounts, meet other ECEs, and become a part of the child care movement in Canada.


If you join your provincial or territorial affiliate, you’re automatically also a member of the CCCF.

All licensed and regulated quality child care programs in Canada require these for the safety and security of children and families.

If you’re just starting out:

  1. Get certified!
  2. Find the requirements for your province or territory
  3. Write your resume and begin your job search. We’ll provide tips on this soon. 
  4. Get your vulnerable sector check and first aid training

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Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) are incredible professionals that have rewarding, important and demanding careers. They work with young children (and their families), ages 0-12, nurturing and educating them, observing and planning for their growth and development while ensuring that they are healthy. They create interactive and dynamic learning environments where children develop social skills, develop cognitive skills and foster lifelong learning. ECEs work in child care centres, classrooms, home child cares, preschool, and parent drop-in programs. You do not need a teaching degree to be an ECE, but you do need your ECE diploma.

Annual Membership rate $90 CAD.
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Annual Membership rate $65 CAD.
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Annual Membership rate $65 CAD.
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