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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Nominations Now Open for ECDA Awards of Excellence

July 3rd, 2019

We're pleased to announce nominations are now open for the 2019 ECDA Awards of Excellence! These awards give us the opportunity to recognize achievements in PEI’s early childhood education sector. We will be honouring early childhood professionals who demonstrate efforts that rise above and beyond expectations at a ceremony during the Fall Conference on November 14th, 2019.

We are now accepting nominations for the three main awards: 

  • Educating with Excellence Award for an outstanding ECE working in the field
  • Leadership Award for a champion for children
  • Cooking for Quality Award for an outstanding cook working in the field

Once again this year, we're offering the opportunity for educators to be recognized for their years of dedication and service with the Years of Service Awards. Individuals can apply to receive the award, or applications can be submitted by a peer or director.

Everybody knows someone who goes above and beyond in their work; whether that is a fellow educator, mentor, volunteer, or someone advocating for the sector. The benefits of recognition are proven: when people feel appreciated for their work, it strengthens your team. If you know someone who you feel is deserving of special recognition, please take this opportunity to make it official, and nominate them. Their hard work and dedication should be acknowledged!

Nomination packages

The deadline to nominate is October 1st, 2019 at noon.