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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August 2nd, 2019


Position Summary

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for representing our values, goals, and vision while increasing awareness of best practices for quality early learning and child care on PEI. This includes supporting our membership and PEI’s early learning and childcare sector, as well as promoting the ECDA as a professional organization, the work of Early Childhood Educators as professionals, and the value of licensed early learning and child care.

Key Duties

Publication Management

  • Design, produce and disseminate print materials including organizational materials such as newsletters, reports and project materials.
  • Develop and manage online communication tools (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, weekly newsletter) and update and expand the capacity and usage of the ECDA website within the scope, schedule, budget, and according to specifications.
  • Manage ECDA website and ensuring that all information and data is effectively monitored and incorporated; and
  • Tracking demand/uptake for ECDA resources/events, generating statistics and reporting on all ECDA communications and outreach activities in line with the organizational/funding framework
  • Maintain accurate records and utilize data obtained from monitoring and evaluations for continuous improvement, accountability, and the identification of additional communications and marketing needs

Promotion and Education (external)

  • Project communication coordination and facilitation of outreach activities including development of ECDA promotion presentations, including education on the organizational and organization projects and activities through a variety of means.
  • Enhance public perception and knowledge of early learning and child care as well as those working in the profession
  • Remain current on the latest research, trends, theories, and best practices, and apply knowledge in daily work, and disseminate appropriately packaged relevant information to the sector
  • Advocate for and strive to accomplish the ECDA mission, goals and vision for the early learning and child care sector
  • Design, develop and disseminate communication and marketing materials that complement/improve the overall goals for the early learning and child care sector
  • Practice participatory decision-making, and develop ways and means to link with other agencies to enhance resources and communication opportunities

Administrative Duties

  • Manage PEI ELCC Registry, ensure proper working functionality and that all data is effectively monitored and incorporated
  • Provide technical support to PEI ELCC Registry users and prepare and make available all reports as required
  • Respond to detailed enquiries about the PEI ELCC and the ECDA
  • Meet assigned deadlines and timeframes in a timely fashion
  • Apply for funding/sponsorship where required

Other duties as required

Education, Skills & Experience

  • Diploma/Degree in Communications, related field, or demonstrated competency with professional experience
  • A minimum of two years of working experience is preferred
  • Experience in social media content creation, curation, and management
  • Knowledge of social media best practices
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Skills in graphic design is an asset
  • Experience with website CMS is an asset
  • Written and oral fluency in English is required – French is an asset

Working Conditions

  • Full-time position from August 12, 2019, to March 31, 2020, with possibility of extension
  • 35 paid hours per week with benefits
  • Wage TBD based on experience
  • Shared office at 3 Brighton Road, Suite 115, Charlottetown
  • Working occasionally on evenings and weekends for special events

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Sonya Hooper at s.hooper@ecdaofpei.ca by August 9th. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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