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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Put the Workforce Toolkit to Work!


Dear Members,

We were thrilled to launch our advocacy toolkit during the Fall Conference called Conversations with Community: Stand tall for those who are small on Prince Edward Island.

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide easy-to-share statistics and facts about the importance and value of quality child care to Island children, families and the Island economy. The toolkit points out the many elements of quality with the primary foundation being a highly skilled workforce – narrowing in on the urgent need to invest in the workforce.

There are some suggestions for how to initiate a conversation about early learning and child care as well as example responses for some difficult roadblocks one might encounter in a conversation. The goal is to have everyone talking about quality child care and investments into the workforce! We want everyone to understand the value of quality early learning and child care and the urgency of investing in a highly skilled workforce. Let's make this an issue that cannot be ignored! Together we can stand tall for those who are small!

I see the upcoming holiday season a great opportunity to connect with family friends and neighbours – why not bring up some of these critical messages? I will be hosting a session on December 8th from 9:30 - 11:30 am to discuss the toolkit, answer questions, talk about the fact sheets and identify opportunities to get our message out!

All members are welcome! We look forward to seeing you on December 8th with festive treats on hand!

- Sonya

Download the toolkit below! Aussi disponible en français !

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