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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Precipitation Education: Practical Ideas for Embracing the Rain with Children!

Wanting to feel more excited about learning and playing outside during the rainy months? Join us for a lighthearted and practical conversation about the opportunities, challenges, and logistics about programming in wet, cold, and soggy situations. We’ll talk about how to shift mindsets about the rain, how to dress to stay warm and dry, play invitations involving puddles, potential inquiry studies that may emerge when being in the rain, and more.


Facilitator Biography:

 Karen Begley is an educational consultant from B.C who works with educators, families, and organizations, to align care and learning practices with the values of the community, families, and organizations. She is a strong advocate of child-led learning, learning through play, and place-based programming. Karen's background includes 20 years of working with children of all ages and their families in place-based outdoor education and arts-based programming, 10 years of teaching elementary school, and 6 years of facilitation. Karen holds a B.Ed. with a specialization in ECE, a B.A. in History (focusing on the social history of education), and a post-graduate diploma in Teacher Librarianship where she focused on early literacy experiences, all from the University of British Columbia. She has extensively studied the Reggio Emilia Approach and Place-based learning principles in her formal education and professional development experiences and uses these as the foundation of all her programs


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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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.