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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October SUMMERSIDE Supervisors Network Meeting: EI Series Workshop #2

Registration for this event is now full.

The October 25th Supervisors' Network Meeting will be part 2 of the 3 part Emotional Intelligence Training Series facilitated by Wendy MacIntyre with resolveHR, held Wednesday October 25th at 9:30AM - 12:30 PM at the Centre Belle Alliance.

Workshop #1: September 27th
Workshop #2: October 25th
Workshop #3: November 22nd
This training experience is most valuable to anyone working as a Supervisor/Director. More often reference is being made to pedagogical leadership within early learning and child care programs. There are many facets to leadership however; research would agree that emotional intelligence is fundamental to effective leadership. 

This series will be offered at the Centre Belle Alliance, Summerside. 

You will enjoy this session and it will positively influence your leadership skills! We encourage supervisors from all across PEI to join us! Please note that registration is now necessary for all network meetings!


Emotional Intelligence Training
with Wendy MacIntyre

The labour force has moved from being primarily focused on labour, to knowledge, and we are now we can say that we are in a relationship economy. With this “economy” progression, the study of emotional intelligence has increased, furthering the understanding of how EI contributes to building and participating in relationships. We understand that training and education are needed to build knowledge and skills, and in the relationship economy we must also take training and learn about skills associated with emotional intelligence. In this workshop series, three areas of emotional intelligence are going to be reviewed and discussed:

Self-Perception: The EQ-I 2.0 model of emotional intelligence starts with Self-Perception. Understanding yourself allows you to better express yourself. This leads to healthier interactions with others, which then leads to making good decisions. Making good decisions allows you to manage stress better, which leads to understanding your emotions better, etc. In this area of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, self-regard, and self-actualization will be discussed.

Self-Expression: The Self-Expression area of emotional intelligence builds on Self-Perception and addresses the outward expression or the action component of one’s internal perception. This aspect of emotional intelligence is made of Emotional Expression, Assertiveness, and Independence. It reflects on a person’s tendency to be self-directed and openly express thoughts and feelings in constructive and socially acceptable ways. Emotional Expression, Assertiveness, and Independence are parts of this area of emotional intelligence.

Interpersonal: The Interpersonal area includes Interpersonal Relationships, Empathy, and Social Responsibility. This area of emotional intelligence measures one’s ability to develop and maintain relationships based on trust and compassion; articulate an understanding of another’s perspective’ and act responsibly while showing concern for others, a team, or a greater community or organization.


The ECDA has been supporting Directors and Supervisors for nearly ten years through the Supervisors Network. The intention of the group is to encourage open dialogue and knowledge exchange to enhance quality practices, such as human resource practices and policies, pedogogy and leadership. The Supervisors Network is open to all supervisors, directors, and administrators of licensed early learning and child care programs. No previous attendance or membership necessary - come one, come all!

If you have any questions about the Supervisors Network please contact Sonya Hooper at 902-368-0070 or Bonnie Bell at 902-368-1866.


Please contact Bonnie to add your
name to the wait list for this event.

Bonnie Bell

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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 ie, doctor's certificate or such must be provided.