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What Community Means to Us

We believe that every ECE and every child deserves quality affordable child care. Our community helps us strive for this goal via membership, and passionate participation in key discussions. In turn, we give 100% of ourselves to make sure our content and our advocacy are nothing short of what this amazing community deserves. The CCCF is everyone. 

What Your Membership Unlocks

Less than $6 a month

what they are saying

“I'm a new member but this group has provided a lot of resources and support during the current uncertain times we are dealing with. I appreciate having information regarding all provinces too.”
CCCF Member
“Being a member has been an invaluable part of my professionalism. The organization is a hub for meeting fellow passionate ECEs and advocates, learning from one another, and giving and receiving support."
British Columbia
“La page de la fédération canadienne m’aide à rester en contact avec le monde de l’éducation du Canada. Il y a plein de ressources et d’informations utiles pour mes cours. ”

Helping develop and educate people about the need for quality child care is hard. It’s an ever changing and challenging environment where budgets are tight. Our 97% female workforce can sometimes feel undervalued, ignored, and isolated. The responsibilities, importance and scope of the profession are misunderstood by many. We created this community to help solve these problems, all while helping to achieve excellence in early learning and child care. 

We’re stronger together, as a group. Our combined talents and voices break through, and change is happening every day. We’re so proud of the people who devote their lives to our children. Our community is vibrant, opinionated, and creative. We gather in webinars, seminars, Facebook chats, child care centres, and anywhere else we can to share experiences, evidence, successes and challenges in order to gain insight and evolve as educators, researchers and policy influencers. 

We want you to be a part of our thriving ECE community. A national network dedicated to improving the lives of children and ECEs. You have something amazing to offer, and we want to hear it. 

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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!