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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Handle with Care

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Handle with Care Facilitator Training

When you register here, you are registering to attend both dates which are indicated below. At the bottom of this registration process, you will find a Registration Form. Please fill out this form and submit it back to Bonnie Bell no later than September 13, 2019. Forms MUST be submitted prior to attending the session.

Please be advised that payment must be made in full no later than September 13, 2019, to confirm your spot!  Payments we will not be accepted at the time of the session.

Session Dates and Details

  • Friday, September 27, 2019, from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: The Hillsborough Park Community Centre, 199 Patterson Dr, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8J2
  • Nutrition breaks will be provided, lunch on your own


Handle with Care (HWC) is a simple, culturally-relevant interactive parenting program, designed for parents and caregivers, to promote the mental health of young children from birth to 6 years and their families. Handle with Care is designed to reduce inequities and build on individuals’ strengths, traditions, and knowledge.


Alice Taylor and Eileen Conway-Martin have been the driving forces behind the HWC and the positive difference it can make. Not only in the lives of the children and parents we reach through HWC but in our own lives on a day-to-day basis. 


Please fill out the Registration Form and the Background Form and return them to the ECDA before beginning the sessions.


Please contact Bonnie to add your
name to the wait list for this event.

Bonnie Bell
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