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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Online Series: Finding Our Way to a New Normal Through Professional Practice

The series will occur on four consecutive Thursdays and it will focus on how to apply professional knowledge and practices to rise up above all that Covid-19 has placed in our paths. Participants will explore how to balance, manage and grow from these changes; be inspired to bring curiosity and adventure into your programs, and reflect on your role as a professional educator during these changing times. Participants will begin to define what it means to settle back into a routine of professional practice through discussion and reflection on one's role as a professional educator, while also balancing the added responsibilities that come with Covid-19.

Participants will complete this series with: 

  • More confidence to return to their professional practices
  • Be inspired to consider new practices and to support their co-workers to do the same
  • Be excited to get back to delivering quality early learning programs that focus on play and adventure without breaking the rules


Sessions (For more information on each session please click each session below) :

August 27th (6:30-8:00pm)--The Benefit of the Mix: Exploring Mixed Age Grouping with Lisa Murphy (The Ooey Gooey Lady®)

September 3rd (6:30-8:00pm) - Play in the Time of Covid-19 with Dr. Christine McLean

September 10th (6:30-8:00pm) - Strategies for Creating a Cohesive Team Culture with Julie Hansen

September 17th (6:30-8:00pm) - Care and Professional Practice with Elizabeth Hicks


Please note there is a discounted centre rate! With this, a centre will receive ONE login and teams are encouraged to be together and watch as a group. We recommend you block off two hours and spend the last half hour debriefing together and talking about ways to apply what you have learned into your programs and practice. Perhaps you may even want to add in a 5th night to bring everything together. 

There is also an individual rate for members and non-members. However, it is membership renewal time so if you are interested in attending on your own, and are not yet a member, we encourage you to apply here. Not only will you save on this event, but members receive a discounted rate on all training offered through the ECDA, as well as the option to obtain 6 hours of free PD a year!



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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.