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Early childhood education bursary gets more funding

The province is providing $1 million to continue a bursary fund for students enrolled in early childhood education programs.

The Early Childhood Educators of BC established the ECE Student Bursary program in April 2014 with support from a provincial investment of $513,000.

Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux made the announcement today in Richmond.

Priority is given to Aboriginal students, students attending programs with an Aboriginal focus and students working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation.

Emily Mlieczko is a director with the Early Childhood Educators of BC, she says the aboriginal focus is important.

Students attending ECE programs can get up to $1,500 per semester.

Approximately 350 students have been helped by this bursary so far.

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