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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Helping PEI families make the early years count

Child Care Registry

The Early Childhood Development Association of PEI is pleased to bring you to the PEI Early Learning and Child Care Registry. The PEI ELCC Registry provides families with a powerful tool to search and sign-up for regulated early learning and child care programs across PEI. The PEI ELCC Registry is not intended to take the place of personal tours and contact with individual centres. Families are encouraged to make appointments to personally visit all centres you are considering.

The sooner you start your search – the greater your choice. Choosing child care is an important decision, and there are a limited number of licensed infant spaces across PEI. Many families begin their search for child care before their child has even arrived! Use the ELCC Registry to find licensed care in your area. Contact information is available to book tours of potential centres. Click to learn more about choosing child care.

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“Children begin to learn the basics of science and math as they scoop and pour water, build a block castle, and make mudpies.” – Start with Play Campaign (2013)