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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Supervisors Network Meeting with Shannon Gander

Resilient Conversations for Leaders

Would you like to remain calm in difficult conversations? Do you want to be more skillful in navigating conflict with staff? This session designed for formal and informal leaders provides skills for working through day-to-day challenging interactions for better conversations in different settings. Whether you are in a challenging meeting, giving and receiving feedback or navigating a tense dialogue, learn the strategies that protect relationships and enhance teamwork when it comes to communication and conflict.

From this interactive and dynamic session, participants will learn:

• How to skillfully use awareness & manage your stress response for staying grounded

• The skills that transform conflict into conversations

• When and how to de-escalate intense interactions

 • Steps to deal with rumination that comes from unresolved conflict

 • The bounce back factor after difficult dialogues that is integral to protecting relationships



Bio: Shannon Gander is a Mental Health and Resiliency Strategist. She has an academic background that spans corporate health, mental health and conflict resolution. Shannon founded Life Work Wellness, a company that empowers individuals and workplaces to achieve their goals for better mental health. She has worked with multiple clients over the years whose stress level has impacted their ability to thrive at work, which drives her passion for empowering people with skills for mastering stress and preventing burnout. Shannon also demonstrates how everyone can contribute to healthy organizational culture. Drawing on her dynamic background, Shannon has a way of bringing wellness topics to life in a way that is authentic and engaging teaching participants skills to apply right away and into the future in all areas of life.


The Supervisor's Network Meeting is open to all supervisors, directors, and administrators of licensed early learning and child care programs. The intention of the group is to encourage open dialogue and knowledge exchange to enhance quality practices, such as human resource practices and policies, pedagogy, and leadership.

Please note: Participants will be given the link to the video and are required to participate in one of two ways-- with a microphone/built in speaker (such as the one built into your phone) or through chat. In addition there will be a  log tracking which members contribute and which do not, and those that do not contribute will not receive PD hours. 


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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.