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 2.00 professional development training hours.

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The Bullying Project: How to Stop Aggression and Foster Healthy Relationships

For Early Childhood Educators, addressing children’s challenging behaviours can be an overwhelming part of our job, and sometimes we feel like we are not equipped to handle them. This is particularly the case when there are children who display aggressive behaviours or those who cannot be assertive and stand up for themselves. We tend to label these two groups of children as ‘bullies’ or ‘victims;’ however, this only adds to the problem of addressing challenging behaviours. How do we eliminate these labels and instead talk about how to foster healthy relationships among children?

In this workshop, we will explore:

•  What is a ‘healthy’ relationship?

•  What is bullying?

•  What are some suggestions for dealing with aggressive behaviour in children?

•  What we can do to help children gain the social skills needed to be in a healthy   relationship?

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to recognize if our society has a bullying problem or we need to work on fostering healthy relationships.


Melinda Walden has been in the Early Childhood Education field for 20 years. She has been a front line ECE in a variety of child care settings, including preschool, school age, and nursery centres, with experience in infant and family child care as well. Currently, Melinda is an ECE Instructor in the Workplace Program at Red River College in Winnipeg. Every chance she gets, she shares her passion about the kinds of play that are usually restricted by adults and proudly applies her knowledge with her two young sons. As a mother she sees the value that comes with entrusting her sons to take risks and gain knowledge about the things they are interested in: “Without risk there is no learning.” (Carl Rodgers)