Welcome To Our ECE Professional Development Page

Advance your learning in the field of ECE and meet your professional development goals here. Browse online learning courses, join our webinars, explore education and certification opportunities and hear from other ECEs who came before you — we’ll take you through the steps on your ECE journey no matter what stage you’re at.

Browse Online Courses for ECEs

Learn at Your Own Pace online

The CCCF and its partners offer a variety of online ECE training courses
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Join One Of Our Webinars

Join us for interactive discussions

CCCF Members can rewatch webinars any time
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Discover our Early Learning Articles

New articles Published Regularly

Covering over 15 topics
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Provincial & Territorial Information

ECE Information Where YOU live

Review the important ELCC information in your region
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Start Your ECE Journey Here

For Every Stage In Early Learning

Discover information from all over our site on this page
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Discover Canadian ECE Programs

Programs Sorted Regionally

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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.
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Annual Membership rate $65 CAD.
Join now!