December, 2023
ECCDC Participates in Thorold Santa Claus Parade

Members of the ECCDC Staff Team and Kiwanis Clubs' Young Children Priority First committee particpate in the parade.
Click here for gallery.

November, 2023
Niagara's Early Learning and Child Care Awards of Excellence: Longstanding Celebration to Recognize Excellence in Early Learning

Niagara’s annual Early Learning and Child Care Awards of Excellence, hosted by local charity Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC), takes place on Thursday November 23, 2023 at Club Roma, St. Catharines. In addition to recognizing the dedication and commitment of dozens of early childhood educators and administrators of local early learning and child care programs, students and volunteers, this year’s event also commemorates the ECCDC’s 30th Anniversary.
Click here for full Media Release.

November, 2023
ECCDC Podcasts Now Available for Streaming on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!

Click here to listen to any ECCDC podcast directly from our website or through your preferred platform. 

November, 2023
ECCDC Executive Director Nominated for Niagara Women in Business Award

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) announces finalists for its 13 categories of Women in Business Awards. Lorrey Arial Bonilla, the Executive Director of the Early Childhood Community Centre is nominated in the Excellence in the Not-for-Profit Sector Award.
Click here for full article in the St. Catharines Standard.

October, 2023
Accelerated Early Childhood Education Program Funding

The Early Childhood Community Development Centre and Niagara College partnered once again to apply for funding through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development for a new release of Skills Development Funding (SDF) to deliver a second round of the Accelerated Early Childhood Education Program through Niagara College. Our agencies remain committed to supporting Niagara's child care communtiy in continuing to look for strategies for addressing the shortage of Registered Early Childhood Educators. To support the application process, ECCDC and Niagara College requested child care agencies, EarlyON teams, and community partners to provide letters of support.

October, 2023
ECCDC Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Board and Staff Team of the Early Childhood Community Development Centre are thrilled to announce the beginning of our 30th Anniversary Celebrations!
Click here for more information.

June, 2023
Niagara Licensed Child Care Supply Staff Registry Launched

The Niagara Licensed Child Care Supply Staff Registry in Grimsby was officially launched on June 15th. This is a unique opportunity for Registered Early Childhood Educators who are looking to work within a variety of licensed child care programs in Grimsby.

Visit our website for full details.

May, 2023
New Hire Tuition Reimbursement Grant

Niagara Region Children's Services announces New Hire Tuition Reimbursement Grant. Funded through Niagara Region and coordinated by the ECCDC, the grant is being provided to recent graduates of the Early Childhood Educator program at Niagara College as a recruitment and retention strategy to attract and retain RECEs that graduated from the Niagara College Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Program in 2023.

To learn about eligibility and other details or to apply, visit the Tuition Reimbursement Grant area of our website.
Click here to read information sent to early learning community on behalf of Niagara Region Children's Services.

May, 2023
Niagara Cares 2023 Early Learning and Child Care Conference

Click here to read communique from Niagara Region and the ECCDC to announce the first system-wide Early Years and Child Care Professional Learning Day in Niagara on Friday June 23, 2023.

Visit the Niagara Cares area of our website for full details.

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