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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Event: Online Series: Finding Our Way to a New Normal Through Professional Practice

Play in the time of Covid-19 with Dr. Christine McLean

During this workshop, we will revisit what it means for children to play and be playful and what the role of the educator is in promoting and facilitating play at a time when it seems like everything is turned upside down. Participants will be asked to share their own ideas, thoughts, and concerns about playing during a pandemic and together we will examine the factors to be considered when promoting a healthy play environment.


Facilitator Biography: Dr. Christine McLean is a full-time faculty member of the Department of Child and Youth Study at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to this position, Christine lived and worked in St. John's, NL, for almost three decades where she was involved in the ECE community in a variety of capacities. Her research interests include pedagogical documentation, implementation of early learning frameworks, reflective practice and, of course, play.

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September 3, 2020
6:30 PM



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