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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We're Hiring! Join the ECDA Team

October 9th, 2019

The ECDA of PEI is hiring a new Education & Training Coordinator. The Education & Training Coordinator is responsible for researching best practice and sector trends to determine and plan professional development opportunities for early childhood educators in PEI. 

Key Duties:

  • Maintain a current and accurate understanding of project goals, activities, timelines and expected results, as well as the mission and ends of the ECDA
  • Maintain an awareness of early learning and child care current events and legislation that affect the early learning and child care field of practice, training and resource needs
  • Responsible for planning and coordinating events from inception to completion with excellent attention to detail and evaluation
  • Responsible to administer HwC PEI Branch operations as assigned, ensuring project deliverables met, and managing program materials, deliverables and repository
  • Efficiently manage small and large event budgets ($100 to $70 000/event)
  • Written and verbal reporting
  • Work collaboratively with ECDA team, stakeholders and volunteers
  • Nurture partnerships with other agencies to enhance resources and educational opportunities including Association of Family Resource Centres and PEI post secondary institutions/faculty.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Facilitate the annual professional learning calendar of events for ECDA membership;
  • Plan and organize and facilitate where necessary educational and professional learning opportunities that enhance best practice and further the skills and knowledge of all individuals practicing within the PEI field of early learning and child care.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to ECDA projects such as Handle with Care PEI
  • Develop conference/workshop evaluation protocol and analysis protocol and response;
  • Maintain accurate records and data for all projects and events
  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports on the project progress, challenges and projected plans
  • Provide oral and written communications for publication and circulation to members, project participants, partners and key stakeholders
  • Meet assigned deadlines and timeframes in a timely fashion
  • Other duties as required


  • Degree in an education/early leaning program
  • Deep understanding of early learning and child care theory, best practices, adult learning principles.
  • Outstanding inter-cultural communications skills (another language is an asset).
  • Proven ability to build buy-in to an idea or concept
  • Proficient in writing reports and documenting project process
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong collaborator and facilitator who can readily adapt to differing team / pursuit dynamics
  • Proven attention to detail, strong people skills, good judgment and strong problem-solving skills
  • Self-directed, results-oriented, able to work under extremely tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Outlook


  • Minimum of 10 years experience working in the field of Early Learning and Child care and/or Education is required
  • Knowledge of research collection methods and data management and analysis
  • Must have proven organizational skills, basic filing, detailed report writing experience
  • Previous experience in organizing and facilitating events is an asset

Knowledge of:

  • Current trends to improve professional achievement and best practice within the early learning and child care sector
  • Laws and regulations governing early childhood development in PEI
  • Principles of adult education; program planning, development, implementation and evaluation
  • High level of competency with technology and computer software applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (French an asset)

Job Type: Full-time


  • Early learning and child care: 10 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • Charlottetown, PE (Required)


  • ECE 3 or Director (Required)

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Sonya Hooper at s.hooper@ecdaofpei.ca. Thank you!