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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2016 ECDA Spring Conference Registration

March 11th, 2016

The ECDA is pleased to announce the 2016 Spring Conference! The provincial annual PD day will take place Friday, May 6th at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Early Bird registration runs March 11th until April 4th. All registrations are due by April 18th. You may submit your registration form and payment online or deliver it to the ECDA office (full details below). This conference has been approved for 5 hours of on-going training by the Child Care Facilities Board.



Stream 1: Early Mental Health with Chaya Kulkarni 

Stream 2: Art Education with Vicki Allen-Cook

Stream 3: Spirituality and Young Children with Liz Hicks

Stream 4: Le langage dans un milieu francophone anglo-dominant avec Diane Ouellette

Stream 5: Vegetable Gardening 101 with the Farm Centre Staff and Nutrition & Mental Health with Bethany Vessey



Printable Registration Package - click here to view & print the workshop and speaker details and the registration form. 

Online Registration Form - click here to complete and submit your registration form and payment (optional) online.

Printable Registration Form Only - click here to view & print the registration form.



Early Bird Member (before April 4th): $91 

Early Bird Non Member (before April 4th): $136

Regular Rate Member (April 5th - 18th): $114

Regular Rate Non Member (April 5th - 18th): $159



Registration form:

  • Online Registration Form 

  • Scan and email completed form to: bbell@ecdaofpei.ca

  • Drop off to: 3 Brighton Road (Aubin Arsenault Building) Room 115

  • After-hours drop box: Main doors, 3 Brighton Road (Aubin Arsenault Building)

  • Fax to: 1-902-569-7900

  • Mail to: ECDA of PEI, PO Box 223, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7K4


  • Cash: Please hand deliver any payments made in cash

  • Cheque or money order payable to: The ECDA of PEI. Please identify the cheque or money order # on your registration form when using this option

  • PayPal using Visa or MasterCard using our online form

  • Email Transfer to: bbell@ecdaofpei.ca



  • When mailing payment, please mail payment to ECDA, P.O. Box 223, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7K4

  • When e-transfering payment, please email to bbell@ecdaofpei.ca

  • For members, it is necessary for you to provide your membership number when registering for events

  • Payment is expected to be received prior to the day of the PD session/event as space cannot be guaranteed until payment is received

  • For help registering for events and for payment options, contact Bonnie at 1-902-368-1866 or bbell@ecdaofpei.ca  

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