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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Winter is a Magical Time for Children’s Outdoor Play-- Online Interactive Training Session with Beverlie Dietze


Cozy up for some winter wisdom! This session is online, so you can stay tucked in and warm in the comfort of your own home.

Workshop Description: Children’s outdoor play in the winter is magical. The more they run, jump, slide, climb and experiment with rain, snow, ice and frost, the more opportunities they have to embrace the beauty of the season. Outdoor play in the winter inspires children to become explorers and discover many things such as animal tracks, what makes crunching sounds, and how snowflakes and snow feel on mittens and tongues. This session will provide practical ideas for making outdoor play magical in the winter and highlights how math, science, language, physical literacy, and dramatic play is inherent in the winter.

Facilitator Bio: Dr. Beverlie Dietze has been researching aspects of children’s outdoor play for more than 20 years. She has published three textbooks related to children’s play and learning and is currently a researcher and facilitator on outdoor play funded through the Lawson Foundation.

Required: Computer/tablet/phone, access to email (we will send you the link), headset with microphone/device with a built in microphone (participation is required)

Please note: Participants will be given the link to the video and are required to participate in two ways-- with a microphone/built in speaker (such as the one built into your phone) and through chat. In addition to this the facilitator will be keeping a log tracking which members contribute and which do not, she will then give this list to the association upon completion and those that do not contribute will not receive PD hours. 

There will also be a follow-up sent to participants (within two weeks) to answer questions from the session, which gives time to reflect and implement new learning into practice, and to talk about why they did or did not implement aspects.

All payments must be made in full no later than February 3rd 2020!

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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.