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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"The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he/she can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds hard to answer." - Alice Wellington Rollins

Considering a rewarding career in early childhood care and education? Do you enjoy experiencing new learning adventures? Are you curious about how young children learn? Ever wonder why children ask so many questions, and are always willing to take a risk? Would you like to help PEI families make the early years count?

A career in early childhood education might be the right career choice for you!

There are full and part time positions available throughout PEI in a variety of licensed settings. Employment opportunities for certified early childhood educators can be found primarily at Early Years Centres, Private Licensed Centres, and Family Resource Centres.

The Early Learning and Child Care Board, through the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, provides certification based on education credentials. For more information on certification or to apply for certification contact Monique McClean, Manager Early Learning and Child Care at 902-368-6518.

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