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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This event has been approved by the Early Learning and Child Care Board for 3.00 professional development training hours.

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Understanding Challenging Behaviors in Children

Challenging Behaviors! Behavioral Kid! Hard to handle! A Handful!

There are a variety of commonly used terms that we use to identify children in our learning environments that are behaving and communicating in ways that we find hard to understand, many times disruptive, and non-adaptive. These general terms help us to label a behavior that we haven’t fully understood, making it very hard for us to teach a student how to behave differently. In this session we will explore functions of behavior (what is driving it), form of behavior (what does it look like- lagging skills, under developed skill), and how understanding children’s behavior is the first step in creating a plan to change it! Understanding behaviors will not only help us in shifting how we communicate with a kiddo who is engaged in challenging behaviors, but will also help us modify our learning environment to support all children in our space.


Chelsey Broderick is the Behavior Intervention Consultant with the Public School Branch of Prince Edward Island. In her role she supports behavior management provincially at all 56 schools in the English Language School District. She has worked in a variety of roles with the Department of Education and PSB, and the core focus of these professional experiences has been identifying and understanding challenging behaviors in children, and helping educators with strategies to support their learning environments. Chelsey lives in Cornwall, PEI with her husband Omar, their two children, Max and Mila, and their fur baby Charlie. She is focused on connection with students, prevention/ early intervention as a crucial component to success for kiddos, and creating environments where cool cats and kittens can really shine.


Please note: This session has been moved to a virtual format. 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 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. We ask that you leave your camera on for the session.