Shaping Nipissing's Future

Shaping Nipissing's Future


There is a significant shortage of Registered Early Childhood
Educators (RECEs) within the District of Nipissing. 


Explore a Career as an

Early Childhood Educator!


Watch the video to see why becoming an RECE is a rewarding career! 

As an RECE, there are many career options to choose from:

  • Educator in a Child Care Centre               
  • Licensed Home Child Care Provider
  • Manager, Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor of a Child Care Centre
  • Resource Consultant
  • EarlyON Child & Family Centres
  • and more! 

Interested in becoming an RECE? Find more info below based on your current situation.

Highschool Students

Talk to your guidance counsellor about:

  • Taking a related co-op
  • The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program 
  • Registering for a dual-credit in this field

Consider taking these courses to prepare you for the ECE program

  • Families in Canada
  • Human Development Throughout the Lifespan
  • Working with Infants and Young Children

Apply to a program:

Child Care Worker

Are you currently working in child care as a child care assistant? Take your career to the next level! 

  • ECE Apprenticeship Program
    • Allows you to continue working in the field while continuing your education towards becoming a registered ECE
  • ECE Diploma Program - Alternative Delivery
    • Alternate delivery pathways (i.e. online, part-time) may allow you to continue working while getting your ECE Diploma

Explore your options and apply to a program:

Looking for a New Career?

Make a positive, lasting impact on children's lives as a Registered Early Childhood Educator! RECE professionals are instrumental in supporting children's overall development.  With the shortage of RECE's in the District of Nipissing, there are ample employment opportunities available! 

Apply to a program:

Want to be a part of the solution, but not interested in working in a child care or EarlyON centre? Be your own boss by starting a licensed home child care! Learn more about starting a home child care by visiting the Become A Provider page.

Financial Support

Ontario ECE Grants

The ECE Qualifications Upgrade Program offers financial support to those working towards an Early Childhood Education diploma. 

Students can apply for an education grant, travel grant, and training allowance.

Learn more by visiting the Ontario ECE Grants website.


DNSSAB Apprenticeship Grants

DNSSAB is pleased to provide early childhood apprentices working in an EarlyON or licensed child care setting the opportunity to receive financial support as they embark or continue their journey to becoming a Registered Early Childhood Educator.  The available funding is for up to $3,000 per apprentice (up to $1,500/year of program).

Click here to learn more!

Career Opportunities with Licensed Child Care & EarlyON Service Providers

Below is a list of the licensed child care and EarlyON Child & Family Centre service providers in the District of Nipissing.  Click on any of the logos below to visit their website/career page. 

Friends Forever Childcare Centre

North Bay

Garderie Soleil

North Bay & Surrounding Areas

Kidz Kastle


KIND Forest School

North Bay

Lindsay Weld Centre for Children

North Bay

Little Wings Childcare Centre

MFRC North Bay

Mattawa Child Care Centre


Montessori Children's House

North Bay

Montessori Learning Centre

North Bay

North Bay Daycare & Learning Centres

North Bay

North Bay Indigenous Hub Child Care

North Bay

Timiskaming Child Care


West Ferris Day Nursery

North Bay & Surrounding Areas

West Nipissing Child Care Corporation

West Nipissing

YMCA of Northeastern Ontario

North Bay & Surrounding Areas

Friends Forever Home Agency

North Bay & Surrounding Areas

West Nipissing Home-Based Child Care

West Nipissing

YMCA Home Child Care

North Bay & Surrounding Areas

CLNB - EarlyON

North Bay & Surrounding Areas

Family Enrichment Program - EarlyON

North Bay