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 12.00 professional development training hours.

Payment Policy:

The ECDA's payment policy for all Professional Development is that fees must be paid prior to attending*. The final date to make your payment is one week prior to the start date of the event, unless otherwise communicated (i.e. council or board run centres for cheque approval/signature, would be the exceptions). If payment is not received, before the event payment deadline, you will not be permitted to attend.

In the past, exceptions have been made by the ECDA, but with our growing membership, it has become increasingly difficult to manage. We thank you for your understanding and your commitment to your ongoing Professional Development. The ECDA.

*If you are mailing a cheque, please be aware you should allow a few days ahead of the deadline for it to be received by the ECDA office.

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The Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by the ECDA, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The ECDA may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the ECDA. Any person desiring not to have their photo taken or distributed must contact the ECDA in writing requesting that his/her image not be distributed.

Refund Policy:

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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11th Annual ECDA Fall Conference: Honouring the Journey

*Full conference booklet attached below*

The ECDA Board and Staff are excited to invite you to our 11th Annual Fall Conference-- Honouring the Journey. Join us as we embark on reigniting our passions and honouring the journey we are each on. It is not a secret that the last two and a half years have been hectic, overwhelming and too much at times. But the process of planning an in-person conference and the feeling of looking forward to everyone being in the same room has been wonderful. We can almost feel the energy already!

Island ECEs will come together for the first time in more than two years, in celebration of the journey. We don't know about you, but we sure have missed bumping into people we haven't seen all year, old colleagues, friends, and meeting new and upcoming friends! We've missed seeing the smiles, the a-ha moments and the energy in the hallway! Though those things will look a little bit different this year, as we have grown in membership, and spacing was an issue, we encourage you to look for those things you've missed, to seek out the people you haven't seen since perhaps the last in-person conference. We invite you to honor your own personal journey, to reflect on where you started, where you've been, where you are, and where you hope to go. Whether you're a seasoned professional, a brand new ECE, or somewhere in the middle of a journey, we believe we're all right where we are meant to be!

As you head into this conference, we remind you of the words of the incomparable Mr. Rogers “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” Never underestimate your impact on those you meet, those you interact with, and those with whom you spend your time. Whether it's a two-day conference or a day with the children of families you are all important and have a role to play. As we walk into this conference together, we ask you to bring your enthusiasm, your authentic self, your energy, and your zest for learning and networking.

Leading up to the conference we'd love to hear some tidbits of your journey and we’d love to hear what you're looking forward to as we meet again!

Tag @ecdaofpei and share with us! We invite you to reflect on our time together, and to share your biggest ah-ha moment, as we continue this journey together well past the dates of the conference!

A full outline of the event can be found in the comprehensive PD Booklet attached below. 

Conference Schedule:

Thursday November 3rd:

8:00- 8:45 Registration

8:45 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks

9:00 - 10:30 am Opening Keynote

10:30 - 10:45 am Break

10:45 – 12:15 pm Plenary Session

12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch Break

1:15 - 4:15 pm Break-out Sessions


6:30 Awards, Kitchen Party &

Piano Bar!!


Friday November 4th:

9:00 - 12:00 Breakout Sessions

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:30 pm Plenary Session

2:30 – 4:15 pm Closing Keynote

4:15 - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks

*Please note snacks and lunch are on your own*

*Registration closes on October 23rd. Payment is due on or before October 23rd*

**Individual locations will be determined based on registration numbers, and sent to registrants prior to the conference**

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