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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Healthy Meal Planning with Chef Jen (Online Interactive Webinar)


Chef Jen, personal chef and owner of Creative Kitchen will be doing an interactive, fun and informative online training session for us. During this time we will cover the following elements:

Vegetarian Substitutions  - What types of vegetarian choices would be best, and how to save money! 

Hidden Vegetables - How to sneak vegetables into a variety of dishes. 

Batch Prepping - Making your day easier by planning ahead. By plannning ahead and having meals to grab from the freezer, supper will be ready in no time!

Healthy Baking - Find out what substitutions can make your baking healthier.

 

Facilitator Bio:

Chef Jen is a born and raised islander. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of Canada in 2012, and has worked in many well known restaurants around PEI (Stanhope, Dalvay, Glasgow Glen Farm) In 2016 she started her own business as a personal chef, launching her online virtual chef services in 2018. Since beginning her business she has helped over 1,000 families become more confident and healthier in the kitchen by showing them how to meal prep 1 hour a week. 

 

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 ECDA upon completion and those that do not contribute will not receive PD hours. 

 

*Please note payments must be made by E-Transfer of PayPal during this time. Please contact Bonnie if you have any further questions. Registration is not processed until payment is received.

 

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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.