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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2017 ECDA Spring Conference


PLEASE NOTE: Registration is not confirmed until payment is received in full!  Payment must be received in full no later than April 24, 2017.


The printable conference registration booklet is available below under "Additional Documentation."

The ECDA is pleased to announce the 2017 Spring Conference! The provincial annual PD day will take place Friday, May 5th at the Slemon Park Conference Centre in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. This conference has been approved for 5 hours of on-going training by the Early Learning and Child Care Board (ELCCB).

The workshops presented at the 2017 Spring Conference will inspire educators to be more curious, intentional, and confident in taking children on a journey of discovery and exploration. Participants will learn new techniques and experience hands-on activities that will guide children's natural eagerness to discover the world around them. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between enriching experiences, relationships, and brain development. 

Please note:

  • Workshops 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 are 2.5 hour workshops that will be presented once in the morning and then repeated in the afternoon. This will give participants the opportunity to attend more of the selections available. Please be sure not to register for the same AM & PM workshop.
  • Workshop 6 (Francophone) is a 2-part workshop. Registrants of the AM portion must also attend the PM portion.
  • Workshops 7 & 8 (Cooks) will not be repeated.

 

Refund Policy:
Please be aware that to receive a full refund of your registration fees, notice must be provided to the ECDA, via email, 2 weeks prior to the start date of the event. Beyond that, to receive a 50% refund of fees for a cancelled registration, appropriate documentation (ex: doctor's certificate) must be provided.

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The ECDA reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event presented or sponsored by the ECDA, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The ECDA may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the ECDA. Any person desiring not to have their photo taken or distributed must contact the ECDA in writing requesting that his/her image not be distributed.

Additional Documentation

What to Know Before You Go: Spring Conference 2017

Sessions

Workshop 1 (AM): "Equipped for Scientific Exploration" with Annette Comeau

Slemon Park Hotel & Convention Centre | May 05, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Workshop 2 (AM): "The Value of Patterns" with Gabriela Arias de Sanchez

Slemon Park Hotel & Convention Centre | May 05, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Workshop 3 (AM): "Surrounded By Science" with Jane MacKenzie & Lea Anne Joudrie

Slemon Park Hotel & Convention Centre | May 05, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Workshop 4 (AM): "Adventures Outside" with Heidi Verheul & Hannah Gehrels

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Workshop 5 (AM): "Literacy of Discovery" with Jennifer Bartlett-Bitar and Susan MacDonald

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Workshop 6 (Partie 1): "La science est partout, profitons-en !" avec Hélène Pouliot-Cleare

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Workshop 7 (AM): "The Impact of Diet on Children's Learning" with Dr. Lana McMurrer, N.D

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Workshop 1 (PM): "Equipped for Scientific Exploration" with Annette Comeau

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 1:00 PM

Workshop 2 (PM): "The Value of Patterns" with Gabriela Arias de Sanchez

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 1:00 PM

Workshop 3 (PM): "Surrounded By Science" with Jane MacKenzie & Lea Anne Joudrie

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 1:00 PM

Workshop 4 (PM): "Adventures Outside" with Heidi Verheul & Hannah Gehrels

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 1:00 PM

Workshop 5 (PM): "Literacy of Discovery" with Jennifer Bartlett-Bitar and Susan MacDonald

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 1:00 PM

Workshop 6 (Partie 2): "La science est partout, profitons-en !" avec Hélène Pouliot-Cleare

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 1:00 PM

Workshop 8 (PM): "Menu Makeover" with Margaret Young, RD

Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre | May 05, 2017 | 1:00 PM

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