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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ECDA Winter Conference-- Strength in Diversity: Examining Culture, Bias and Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Centres

This conference will provide an opportunity for early learning professionals in different roles to consider ways to bring the foundation values of belonging, engagement, well-being and expression to life in meaningful and relevant ways for all children and families. 

February 5th will be a dynamic full day for Directors and Supervisors to provide guidance and support for working with newcomer children and their families. This workshop is designed to help directors identify areas of need within their centres, and to help strengthen communications and build impactful connections between newcomer families, children, and their centres. 

February 6th will be a dynamic full day for Early Childhood Educators to support the important work happening with our growing population of newcomer children and their families. This initiative offers Early Childhood Educators the opportunity to build skills and maximize supports for their work with newcomer children and their families.

**Please note this session was previously offered as an in-service training to EYCs by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning in February of 2020. If you were unable to attend previously we invite you to join us this time around!**

*Due to Covid-19 there are capacity restrictions. Once the session is full we cannot expand numbers. *

*Lunch and snacks are on your own, please pack a lunch or make reservations in advance!*



Facilitator Biography:

Lisa Dollar has been working with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada since 2008, delivering cultural inclusion training across Prince Edward Island. She has a Degree in Business Administration from UPEI, a Diploma in International Trade, and she is a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional. Lisa’s work aims to foster welcoming and understanding communities, so that all Prince Edward Islanders - established and new – may gain the potential that diversity brings to this province.



Schedule: (You will be notifed which cohort you are in prior to the event)

9:00 - Arrival time for cohort 1

9:15 - Arrival time for cohort 2

9:30 - Welcome activity

9:45 - Presentation

10:30 - Break

10:45 -  Presentation

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - Presentation

1:30  - Workshop Activity

2:00 - Break

2:15 - Workshop Activity

3:30 - Farewell


Friday, February 5th

Delta Hotel by Marriot-- 18 Queen St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4A1 | February 05, 2021 | 9:00 AM

Saturday, February 6th

Delta Hotel by Marriot-- 18 Queen St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4A1 | February 06, 2021 | 9:00 AM



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The Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by the ECDA, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The ECDA may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the ECDA. Any person desiring not to have their photo taken or distributed must contact the ECDA in writing requesting that his/her image not be distributed.

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.