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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2018 ECDA Spring Conference


Registration for this event is open!

Please note: Nutrition break will be provided in the morning only. Lunch hour is to be taken on your own with your colleagues. Reservations or packed lunch recommended.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch; for more pertinent details and timelines please see the registration booklet under 'additional documentation'. 

The ECDA is pleased to announce the 2018 Spring Conference! The provincial annual PD day will take place Friday, May 4th at the Slemon Park Conference Centre in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

The workshops presented at the 2018 Spring Conference will inspire educators to think beyond traditional ideas of self-expression, and to explore their way through the creative process. Participants will learn new techniques and experience hands-on activities that will guide children's natural eagerness to express themselves creatively. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between creative expression, social-emotional well-being, and brain development.

We have an inspiring lineup of presenters, with more announcements to come!

  • Victoria "Moon" Joyce is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and educator musician, and she finds that each discipline informs and inspires the other in a mutually beneficial way. Moon will be presenting the workshop titled "Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Learning: Creative Beings Having a Human Experience."
  • Evie Dunville is an Art Therapist whose practice is holistic and wellness-focused. When words are not enough, Art Therapy is a life-enhancing catalyst for healing. Evie will be presenting the workshop titled "Supporting Social Emotional Learning and Well-Being Through Art in Young Children."
  • Julie Pellissier-Lush is an actress and bestselling author of ‘My Mi’kmaq Mother.’ She works with young families at the Mi’kmaq Family Resource Centre. Julie will be presenting the workshop titled "Bringing Indigenous Storytelling into the classroom."

More details to follow soon!

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is not confirmed until payment is received in full!

 

Additional Documentation

Registration Booklet

Sessions

1A: Pillars of Support: Building a Strong Motor Foundation for Learning Through Arts Education with Vicki Allen Cook & Yvonne Thompson

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 9:00 AM

1B: Supporting Social Emotional Learning & Well Being Through Art in Young Children with Evie Dunville

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 9:00 AM

1C: Loose Parts - What is it for? with Jackie Lee

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 9:00 AM

1D: Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Learning with Moon Joyce

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 9:00 AM

1E: Building and Using Puppets to Develop Young Minds with Harmony Wagner

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 9:00 AM

1F: Les arts et la culture en petite enfance: d’une politique aux actions! avec Hélène de Varennes

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 9:00 AM

1G: Optimal Health through Yoga & Breath with Samantha Sambrooke

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 9:00 AM

2A: Pillars of Support: Building a Strong Motor Foundation for Learning Through Arts Education with Vicki Allen Cook, Yvonne Thompson & ors.

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 1:00 PM

2B: Bringing Indigenous StoryTelling into the Classroom with Julie Pelissier-Lush

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 1:00 PM

2C: What is it for-Loose Parts with Jackie Lee

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 1:00 PM

2D: Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Learning with Moon Joyce

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 1:00 PM

2E: Building and Using Puppets to Develop Young Minds with Harmony Wagner

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 1:00 PM

2F: Éliminer l’écart culturel avec Hélène de Varennes

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 1:00 PM

2G: Nutrition Fundamentals: Shaping Good Eating Habits for Life, for Less with Carolyn Knox & Shannon Oschner

Slemon Park Conference Centre | Summerside, PEI | May 04, 2018 | 1:00 PM


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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.