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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Cancelled: Spend the Day Learning with Kristen Peterson!

We will start the morning with:

They Can't Learn With an Itchy Butt:

This will look at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. This theory lets us know that children can't learn with an itchy butt or an absence of relationship with their caregiver. Learn to apply Maslow and Bloom to your everyday interactions with young children.

Then we will dive into the power of making a mess and why this is important with:

Beautiful Mess:

Our adult goggles can make it hard to let go and really let children enjoy the process of interacting with materials with all of their senses, especially when it makes a mess. Participants will learn tips and tricks for saying yes to the mess AND they will get to play around and make a mess themselves!

And we will end our day together really focusing on the YES! Why it is important to say yes and how to create a Yes movement!


Saying yes can be a lot harder than saying no. However, when you say no, you are taking away valuable learning experiences for the children in your care. Learn why saying yes is important and how to easily flip a NO to a giant YES!


Kristen RB Peterson is the founder of a play and nature based preschool and forest school in central Minnesota, host of The Play Based Learning Podcast, and a good troublemaker in the field of early childhood education. She shows up in life authentically and is real with her audience. Her presentation style can best be described as a conversation with a best

friend. Funny and dramatic, she captivates adult learners with stories that can be applied to the life of any early childhood professional. She leaves ECE professionals motivated to take risks to better serve the children in their lives.