10 Reasons to Choose Quality Early Learning and Child Care

Expert knowledge Early childhood educators are experts in child development and are trained to create inspiring learning environments!
Intentionality Early childhood educators provide your child the gift of time and attention. They will stop and explore the new flowers or jump in the mud puddles with your child.
Young at heart Early childhood educators know how to have fun! They’re not afraid to be silly and laugh with your child; all while nurturing your child’s creativity and helping to build their self-confidence.
Setting limits Every child needs reasonable boundaries, such as no playing ball inside. Early childhood educators set limits and support families in doing the same.
Love of literacy Early childhood educators read and tell stories, sing songs, and do puppet shows to inspire a love of language and to build early literacy skills.
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Confidence boost Early childhood educators provide safe opportunities for your child to be independent and to become confident in their personality and decision making skills.
Inspired learning Early childhood educators ask open-ended questions to inspire creative thought and curiosity, to encourage children to explore, and to make learning fun.
Life skills Early childhood educators use their expertise to develop programs that use play as a tool for teaching math, literacy, science and essential life skills that last for life!
Making friends Early childhood educators are educated to appropriately support children to gain social skills, which are so important in making friends and developing positive relationships!
Helping hand Everyone gets stumped by parenting from time to time - juggling schedules, demands, and behaviours. When it gets tough and you need someone to talk to, reach out to your child’s early childhood educator!
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Nominations Now Open for ECDA Awards of Excellence & Commitment

March 24th, 2017


The Early Childhood Development Association of PEI is pleased to announce the ECDA’s 2017 Awards of Excellence & Commitment nominations are now open! These awards give us the opportunity to recognize achievements in PEI’s early childhood education sector. We will be honouring early childhood professionals who demonstrate efforts that rise above and beyond expectations with an awards ceremony at the 2017 Ultimate Night Out on June 9th (tickets just $25) - more details available here!

We are now accepting nominations for the four main awards:

  • ECDA Award of Excellence – working or retired, influenced ELCC sector
  • Educating with Excellence Award – outstanding ECE working in the field
  • Leadership Award – a champion for children
  • Cooking for Quality Award – outstanding cook working in the field
  • NEW! Commitment to Care Award – ECE who has been working in the field for a designated period of time

This year, the ECDA is offering the NEW Commitment to Care (Years of Service) Awards, an opportunity for ECEs to be recognized by colleagues for their years of dedication and service. Individuals can apply to receive the award, or, nominations can be submitted by a peer or director as a method of recognizing exemplary commitment and dedication to early childhood education. Successful nominees will be awarded with a pin to mark this stage in their journey!

Everybody knows someone who goes above and beyond in their work; whether that is a fellow educator, a mentor, a volunteer, or someone advocating for the sector. The benefits of recognition are proven: when people feel appreciated for their work, it strengthens your team. If you know someone who you feel is deserving of special recognition, please take this opportunity to make it official, and nominate them. Their hard work and dedication should be acknowledged!

Below you will find a nomination package for our four Awards of Excellence, as well as a nomination package for the Commitment to Care Award. The deadline for nomination package submissions will be Friday, May 12th at noon. Details for the awards ceremony at the Ultimate Night Out are available, click here!

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