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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About the ECDA

We are:

A provincial, non-profit organization committed to promoting and supporting quality early childhood development programs and services for our Island’s children and families. The Early Childhood Development Association of PEI was formed in 1974.

We are Affiliate Members of the Canadian Child Care Federation.

We provide:

  • information and guidance linking early childhood knowledge and information to those who need it;
  • resources and professional development opportunities for early childhood educators;
  • a voice representing healthy child development for PEI children aged 0 years to 8, their families and those educating them;

We work with:

  • Early childhood professionals
  • Provincial and Municipal Governments and Opposition parties
  • Parents and grandparents
  • Other early years professionals
  • Community and various organizations


  • To support Early Childhood Educators to deliver high quality early learning and child care services and programs for all of PEI's children. Helping families make the early years count.

Our Vision: