Eligible child care staff can access Professional Development Funding for The Gingerbread Way workshops through Alberta Children’s Services.
Professional Development Funding is intended for staff that are paid employees of eligible child care programs who:
- provide direct child care, including program supervisors and alternate supervisors (as defined in the Early Learning and Child Care Regulation), as well as persons hired in the role of family child care consultants/coordinators with a contracted family day home agency
- are certified as an Early Childhood Educator Level 1, 2 or 3
- are a Canadian citizen or an official Permanent Resident of Canada
- have worked at least 29 hours per month for the previous 2 consecutive months from the date of the expenditure or the date the application was received
If you work 29-79 hours/month: Child Development Assistants and Workers, up to $250/year & Child Development Supervisors, up to $100/year
If you work 80 or more hours/month: Child Development Assistants and Workers, up to $500/year & Child Development Supervisors, up to $200/year