Your ECE Community

Our Role in the Community

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We Can’t Do it Without You!

Our organization is small but mighty. Our members and affiliates from across Canada and around the world provide us the vital funding we need to continue our mission. Our work is supported by appreciated CCCF members, affiliates, researchers and leaders both at home and abroad. Strategic partnerships provide us with opportunities to advance the sector and support the work of front line ECEs each and everyday. 

Recognizing Your Contributions

Recognizing the contributions from our community

Celebrating ECE Success

Our Awards of Excellence & More

Embracing Diversity

Our strength lies in our diversity

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We are invested in the successful creation and maintenance of high quality systems across Canada. And there is no better feeling than having a supportive inspiring partner in one part of the country who is as invested in your success as you are.

CCCF is the leading national voice for the early learning and care workforce. We work in partnership with other national organizations to build relationships with government policy makers, conduct necessary research and national campaigns that influence policy at the federal, provincial and territorial level. We lead campaigns, listen to voices and provide accurate child care information that supports early learning advocates from coast to coast to coast.

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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

Join our Facebook Group and meet other ECEs who may be able to answer your questions

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.
Join now!

Annual Membership rate $65 CAD.
Join now!