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 5.00 professional development training 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.
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Trauma Informed Practice *Cancelled*

Participants will gain basic understanding of Trauma and the impact it has on individuals. We will discuss what adverse childhood experiences are and how that relates to our practice. There will be some reflection on your current practices and your learning environments. Throughout this workshop Amy will encourage participants to be mindful of their own experiences and the potential impact this has on their practice. Trauma Informed practice shifts the lens that we see through while fostering healthy and safe relationships. The goal of our day together is to help participants interact with individuals using a trauma informed lens, to develop Trauma Informed perspective and develop relationships that cultivate safety, trust and compassion.


Facilitator Biography: Born and raised in Atlantic Canada, Amy Sullivan thrives in the Maritime environment. With her children and partner, she lives happily on the shore of St Margaret’s Bay. Amy enjoys hiking local trails and exploring other Nova Scotian locales.

After 20 years in early childhood education, in 2017 Amy successfully completed a program qualifying her as a Registered Professional Counsellor. Since then, she received instruction and training in Critical Incident Stress Managements with Paul Mackenzie and Certification in Compassion Fatigue education.

Amy has a passion for supporting and educating individuals in areas such as Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma, Self Care and Self Regulation and Trauma Informed Practice. It is through her work with vulnerable populations that she developed programs specifically for groups in sectors healing from trauma.


*Please note lunch will be on your own, we will have a one hour break.