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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Pre-conference day with Directors/Supervisors - Growing a Culture of Pedagogical Leadership with Lorrie Baird


Are you a current or aspiring Director/Supervisor? Join us at our pre-conference day workshop - Growing a Culture of Pedagogical Leadership!

REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 26

Workshop Description:

The early learning field continues evolve as we deepen our understanding importance of the first years of life.  As we grow our practice we must also embrace a pedagogical approach to leadership. As leaders, we need to reconcile the responsibility between ever ending administrative responsibilities, ensuring program quality and supporting the growth of others.  When we parallel our practice, and focus on principles that move us, we can create a community of learners and build a culture of reflective practice.

  • Working from A Place of Vision and Values
  • Developing Meaningful Relationships
  • Considering the Role of Learning in our Everyday Practice
  • Nurturing Dispositions for Learning

Workshop Schedule

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Growing a Culture of Pedagogical Leadership with Lorrie Baird

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Nutrition Break provided at the Quality Inn

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop continues

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch provided at the Quality Inn

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Workshop continues

Facilitator: Lorrie Baird

Lorrie Baird has been actively working in the early learning field for 30 years. Her experience ranges from Classroom Educator, Director, College Faculty, Curriculum Consultant and now as a Pedagogical Leader and Associate Executive Director with Compass Early Learning and Care (formerly Kawartha Child Care Services) in Peterborough, Ontario.

Lorrie has immersed herself in the early learning field strengthening her understanding of the teaching and learning process. As a pedagogical leader and professional learning facilitator, she believes in engaging educators in reflective practice and ensuring that our work in adult learning parallels that which we want to foster with children. Deeply rooted in a social constructivist approach, her practice is to engage early learning professionals in opportunities to reflect and think together about their work.

Inspired by the educators of Reggio Emilia, Lorrie has been an acting member of the ORA board since its inception and is committed to helping bring others together across our Province that share this same passion for learning.

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