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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Delight! Excite! Inspire! Teach!

As Early Childhood Educators, you have the capacity to make a difference in the lives of the children you see in your centres every day! Through a variety of interactive activities, discussion, and introspective exercises, this fun-filled on-line workshop will examine your role and the critical components needed during these challenging COVID days. We will explore ways to ignite curiosity, impart practical skills, and heighten the emotional, social, and academic success of all the children in your care. Together we will look at the means to create a fun and loving place; a space where each child is made to feel secure, confident, curious, and excited to engage in a world of discovery and wonder.

During this fun two-hour session, educators will come together to explore and share ideas pertaining to:

•The Role of the Early Childhood Educator

•The Rudimentary Aspects of Ego Development

•Piaget’s Stages of Early Childhood Cognitive Development

•Creative Child-Centred Program-Planning Strategies


*Participants will need  2 sheets of blank white paper, scissors, assorted markers, and tape on hand for an activity during this session*

*Please note space is limited. If you register and you are unable to attend PLEASE let us know asap so we can allow someone on the waitlist to attend*


Facilitator Biography: Simmy Zaret

As an educator for both the school and public health systems, Simmy feels privileged to have worked with, taught, counselled, and supported children with special needs and their families for over 30 years. Through an array of workshops and speaking engagements, she is now delighted to bring her extensive experience to Early Childhood Educators, administrators, parents, and healthcare professionals across the country.  Her focus remains on promoting a compassionate, holistic approach for educators, in order to optimize success for all children  both inside and outside of the classroom. Simmy is currently working on a book which will encapsulate her training workshops, and provide practical, well-honed strategies for fostering success for children of all ages.    Besides her active teaching and consulting career, Simmy enjoys a busy family life in Toronto Ontario where she is a well-known local storyteller, avid painter, and the proud mom of two wonderful young men.


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. 


Please contact Bonnie to add your
name to the wait list for this event.

Bonnie Bell

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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.