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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Program Practices that are Better for the Planet with SucSeed

This session will educate on a deeper understanding surrounding the concept of sustainability as well as how to educate young children on the concept of sustainability and create a more sustainable environment in your early learning setting.

SucSeed focuses on Sustainability and SDGs, and decreasing food insecurity through hydroponic gardening. Our indoor gardens are in community centres, retirement complexes, homes, and over 1000 classrooms across the country.


Facilitator Biographies:

Emily Bland is a social entrepreneur with an agricultural heart. She is a 3rd generation farmer from rural Newfoundland and Labrador and is the current Seed-EO of SucSeed; a hydroponic social enterprise that is on a mission to help the world grow.SucSeed designs and builds hydroponic gardens that are built by youth experiencing homelessness in partnership with Choices for Youth. SucSeed has gardens in over 1,000 schools educating over 25,000 students every year, over 2,000 homes and over 200 community groups across Canada. In 2021, SucSeed became the first B Corp in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Hayley is a level II Early Childhood Educator currently finishing up her degree in Early Childhood Studies online through Toronto Metropolitan University. The newest member of the SucSeed team, Hayley is the Early Childhood Development Lead. She is excited about bringing hydroponic gardening into the Early Childhood setting and encouraging children in childcare to explore the concept of sustainability in an age-appropriate way through activities and hands-on experiences, creating little global citizens and helping them find their ecological identities.


*Two participants will win a sustainability kit from SucSeed!*