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 1.50 professional development training hours.

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TO BE RESCHEDULED - Responsive Feeding Practices

This session will explore feeding practices that encourage children to eat autonomously and in response to hunger and fullness, which encourages self-regulation in eating.

 Promoting responsive feeding is a way for educators to support children with their ability to develop healthy eating habits, appropriate food intake and self-regulation which is linked with their cognitive, emotional, and social development.

 

Facilitator Biography:

Misty Rossiter is a Registered Dietitian and an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island. Misty is interested in early childhood development with a particular focus on responsive feeding practices and healthy eating environments.

Misty has published literature and given presentations across Canada on responsive feeding practices during the early years. Her current research program is highlighting collaborative work between educators, families, academics, and policy makers in the Maritime Provinces to utilize the revised Canada’s Food Guide and to promote responsive feeding environments in early childhood settings. Her work aims to support educators, families and children who struggle with mealtime feeding and to encourage early learning environments that foster a healthy relationship with food for all children.