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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The ECDA is Hiring a New Education & Training Coordinator!

November 3rd, 2017


Education and Training Coordinator with the Early Childhood Development Association of PEI

Deadline to apply: November 19th, 2017

Hours: 30 hours a week (to start), Monday to Friday with some work on evenings and weekends. Term position of 1 year with potential to expand.

Starting Wage: Will be determined based on experience and skills, with benefits

Starting Date: To be determined with selected candidate

How to apply: Submit cover letter and resume to s.hooper@ecdaofpei.ca or drop off at 3 Brighton Road Suite 115. 

Key Duties:

  • Maintain a current and accurate understanding of project goals, activities, timelines and expected results, as well as the mission and goals of the ECDA
  • Maintain an awareness of ELCC current events and legislation that affect the ECD field and training and resource needs
  • Responsible for planning and coordinating events from inception to completion with excellent attention to detail and evaluation
  •  Responsible to deliver on the HwC PEI Branch operations as assigned, ensuring project deliverables met, and managing program reports and repository
  • Efficiently manage small and large event budgets ($100 to $70 000 events)
  • Written and verbal reporting
  • Work collaboratively with ECDA team and volunteers
  • Nurture partnerships with other agencies to enhance resources and educational opportunities including Association of Family Resource Centres and PEI post secondary institutions/faculty.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop professional development plan (PDP) for ECDA membership;
  • Plan and organize and facilitate where necessary educational and professional development opportunities that enhance best practice and further the skills and knowledge of all individuals practicing within the PEI ELCC sector
  • Develop a renewed vision for the ECDA Resource Library including equipment and materials and member access
  • Develop conference/workshop evaluation protocol and analysis protocol and response;
  • Maintain accurate records and data for all projects and events
  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports on the project progress, challenges and projected plans
  • Provide oral and written communications for publication and circulation to members, project participants, partners and key stakeholders
  • Meet assigned deadlines and timeframes in a timely fashion
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Diploma/Degree in a related field an asset
  • Outstanding inter-cultural communications skills (another language is an asset).
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong collaborator and facilitator who can readily adapt to differing team / pursuit dynamics
  • Strong attention to detail, strong people skills, good judgment and strong problem-solving skills
  • Self-directed, results-oriented, able to work under extremely tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Outlook

Experience:

  • Experience working in the field of ECCE , Education or a related field
  • Knowledge of research collection methods and data management and analysis
  • Must demonstrate strong record keeping skills, basic filing, detailed report writing
  • Previous experience in organizing and facilitating events is an asset
  • Project management experience an asset

Knowledge of:

  • Current practices to improve professional achievement and best practice within the ELCC sector
  • Laws and regulations governing early childhood development in PEI
  • Principles of adult education; program planning, development, implementation and evaluation
  • High level of competency with technology and computer software applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (French an asset)
  • Project management an asset
  • Grant writing/application knowledge an asset

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