Opportunities for Early Childhood Professionals

ARCQE is pleased to offer a variety of Professional Development (PD) Opportunities for Early Childhood Professionals inclusive for early learning and school age care. All of our training and workshops come with a certificate to use as evidence of continuous learning. We currently offer regional, site-specific, and E-learning training opportunities.

PD Funding is available to eligible registrants to cover the costs of all ARCQE workshop / conference registrations, up to $500/year for Child Development Assistants and Child Development Workers, and $200/year for Child Development Supervisors.


PD Funding Information

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Starting April 1, 2020, PD funding previously administered by AECEA for staff certified as Child Development Supervisor (CDS) will be administered by Children’s Services. The funding amounts will remain the same, only the process to apply will differ.

The updated Alberta Child Care Grant Funding Guide outlines the steps needed in order to obtain PD  funding. All applications and questions regarding the new Alberta Child Care Grant Funding can be directed to:

Alberta Child Care Grant Funding Program
Sterling Place, 9940 – 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 2N2
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-1119
Toll free: 1-800-661-9754
Email: cs.childcarefunding@gov.ab.ca

* Eligible Child Development Assistants (CDA) and Child Development Workers (CDW) can access up to $500/year to attend approved child care conferences and workshops.

* Eligible Child Development Supervisors (CDS) can access up to $200/year to attend approved child care conferences and workshops.


Did You Know? 

ARCQE onsite workshops qualify for staff PD funding too!

If you would like us to come to your centre to deliver a specific workshop, your staff could choose to pool their personal PD funding together to cover the workshop costs.

For example, if you have 25 staff attending a 6-hour PD day onsite workshop which costs $1,030+GST=$1,081.50, each eligible staff could access $1,081.50/25 = $43.26 in PD funding. It is normally less expensive than attending regional workshops, plus you could have the workshop customized to meet your program needs and stop waiting for the workshop that you want to be scheduled regionally!

If you have any further questions, please contact our PD coordinator Joyce Li via joycel@arcqe.ca.