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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News : Details

The New ECDA Website is Live!

July 29th, 2016

The big day is here! We have been working with the amazing team at Web Site Advantage to create a website that will be the go-to early childhood destination on the web for educators and families on PEI! And now, it's ready for you to explore.

Finally, all of your needs as an Early Childhood Educator can be met in one place. Some of our favourite features are:

  • Upcoming Events - Review all of our upcoming events, sort them by date or by type, and complete your registration right on the event page! Find the full calendar on our homepage under Upcoming Events.
  • Latest News - Missed an issue of Week at a Glance? You can always catch up on the biggest stories on our website. Find them on our homepage under Latest News.
  • Online Resources - Explore our online library of PDFs, links, and printables on topics from nutrition to the latest brain research. Find these under Educators >Resources.
  • Resources for Families - Looking for information to share with families about child care, early learning, and child development? Our website is reliable place to send families looking for Early Years resources, including PEI-specific information on child care and early childhood development. It can be found under our Families section.
  • Career Opportunities - On the job hunt? We can provide you with the convenience of all of PEI's early childhood job openings in one place. Looking for a more casual position? Add your name to our substitute list! Find these under Educators > Career Opportunities.

And ECDA members, take a look at your members-only features!

  • Online Membership Renewals - see the tutorial here! No need to make a special trip to our office or to buy stamps. Renewing your membership has never been easier. Log in to our website with your email and membership number, review the form (which will always be auto-filled with your information), pay online, and submit! More information on membership renewals can be found in the news box below.
  • Personal Member Dashboard - On the Member Area homepage, you'll find the dashboard pictured above that tells you all about YOUR membership, YOUR resources, and YOUR events. Some of the best parts include a tally of your PD hours, what events you've registered for, and when your membership renewal is due.
  • Event Registration Made Simple - Register for any event in the Member Area, and you'll find your information is already auto-filled into the registration form. You will also automatically be charged the member rate for the event!
  • Request a Resource - Browse our resource library from your home, search by theme, title and author. When you find something you like, you can request to borrow the resource from our library!

We hope you will enjoy discovering all of the new information and resources this website has to offer! If you have any questions or notice any issues with the site, please get in touch with us at(902) 368-1879 or shayna@ecdaofpei.ca.

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