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Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Staff Grant, Scholarship & Training

Staff Grant

The Early Childhood Staff Grant is a Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) program to increase the financial income of early childhood staff who work in licensed day care centre facilities.

The purpose of the Early Childhood Staff Grant is to increase the earning potential for licensed day care centre staff and also offer an incentive to attract new professionals to the early childhood workforce. It is just one of the ways that ECE is working towards strengthening the capacity of the early childhood field in the NWT. Click below for more information and to apply for an ECE Staff Grant. 

To download an application or information package for staff grant, please visit the Early Childhood Development document page. 


Scholarships of $5000 each will be awarded to eligible NWT students attending accredited post-secondary institutions to complete Diploma or Degree programs with a direct focus in Early Learning and Child Care/Early Childhood Development studies during the 2020-2021 academic year. Programs can be in the NWT or anywhere in Canada. 

For further details on program eligibility, please refer to the application.