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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Application Deadline: Early Years Centre Grant for New Spaces


Designated Early Years Centers are invited to apply for funding to support additional infant and pre-school spaces.
To apply, please download and submit a completed PDF form (in person, by mail, email or fax) or apply online (below) before October 15, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. (AST). In addition, capital funding to assist with the cost of expansion, renovation or new equipment purchases associated with increasing spaces is available through the Early Childhood Centre Capital Grant. 

Is my early childhood centre eligible for EYC funding?

Only designated early years centres are invited to apply for additional spaces funding. To be eligible, the applicant must demonstrate the centre has the capacity to transition the additional infants, as they age, into their preschool programming and physical environment required to meet or exceed all requirements.

Will the additional spaces automatically be licensed?

The funding and licensing processes are separate. When you apply for additional spaces, the next step will be for your Centre to submit an Apply to modify your Early Learning and Child Care Centre’s Licence to the Early Learning and Childcare Board in order to increase the number of licensed spaces. 

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