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.

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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Becoming Trauma-Informed Caregivers

During this jam packed, full day session you will learn all about becoming a trauma informed caregiver!

  1. Identify the culture of trauma-informed care in your organization
  2. Explore your own experiences and biases around trauma
  3. Review and understand early neurodevelopment and the concept of trauma-informed care, including:
    • Effects of stress and trauma on the developing brain, well-being and what this means across the lifespan.
    • Review the principles of trauma-informed care
    • Long-term effects of collective trauma within a community
    • Identifying trauma-based responses in behaviour
  4. Explore what it means to take a trauma-informed approach and what are the key principles?
  5. Describe the important role you can play in facilitating well-being for the high-risk child through relationships

About Lori

Lori Robbins has been working with children and families as a physiotherapist for 17 years.  She is a passionate community educator delivering a full range of workshops on the importance of early relationships, connection and environment for children.

Lori has a particular interest and post-graduate education in early brain development, pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), sensory processing intervention, functional strengthening in children, nurturing touch, attachment theory and treatment and attunement, infant mental health and trauma-informed  care.  Lori is also a certified practitioner and trainer in neonatal touch and massage and infant massage.

In her younger days, Lori could be found traveling the world.  Today, she continues to embrace that spirit of adventure in raising her family in Halifax! 


Lunch is on your own.There will be an hour provided for lunch.

*Please note, registration closes on January 20th and payment is due in full on or before January 21st