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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2018 ECDA Fall Conference


Registration for Fall Conference is open now! 

The 2018 ECDA Fall Conference is being held at both Confederation Centre of the Arts and Murphy's Community Center in Charlottetown on November 8th & 9th! Once again we have confirmed some very exciting and talented speakers to join us over two days of learning, growing, and networking; including opening keynote speaker Marc Battle.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Working with exceptional children, families, and educators co-creating high quality early learning environments." Our programming is reflective of universal inclusivity and diversity, and includes engaging speakers.

From the opening keynote, to the breakout sessions, to discussions over lunch with your colleagues, and coming to an end with the closing keynote, this conference will build on your specialized bank of knowledge and enhance the future of your practice!

Regardless of which sessions you attend, the expertise of the facilitators will revitalize your passion for your work in the field of early childhood care and education. Thank you for attending the 2018 ECDA Fall Conference–the knowledge you gain enriches the futures of the families and children in your care!

Mark your calendar and get excited for another uplifting, inspiring conference with PEI's ELCC field!

The ECDA would like to acknowledge our major sponsorship partner for the 2018 ECDA Fall Conference, Dairy Farmers of Canada, who have helped to make this event possible.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - Times and details may change.

Pre-conference Day for Directors - Wednesday, November 7 - REGISTER HERE

Free evening social Thursday, November 8 - REGISTATION REQUIRED FOR NUMBERS - REGISTER HERE

Fall Conference Day 1 - Thursday, November 8

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration

CAA Main Concourse

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

MCC Gym

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Opening Keynote, Marc Battle

MCC Gym

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Nutrition Break

CCA Studio 2

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Plenary Session, Rebecca Parlakian

MCC Gym

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

CCA Studio 2

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sessions 1A-H

Various Locations

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Afternoon Social & Awards Banquet

CCA Memorial Hall

November 9th: Conference Day 2 (6 PD hours)

7:45 am - 8:30 am

Registration

CAA Main Concourse

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Sessions 2A-G – Part 1

Various Locations

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Nutrition Break

CCA Studio 2

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sessions 2A-G – Part 2

Various Locations

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch (Provided)

CCA Studio 2

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Comedic Relief, Patrick Ledwell

MCC Gym

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Closing Keynote, Marc Battle

MCC Gym

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks, Sonya Hooper

MCC Gym

CCA – Confederation Centre of the Arts | MCC – Murphy’s Community Centre

REGISTRATION
Early Bird deadline is September 18th. 
Registration deadline is October 5th. 
Pricing details outlined in the right sidebar.
Click on the sessions below to read a full description.
Download the document below for a printable booklet of conference details.

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Registration Package (Preliminary)

Sessions

Opening Remarks

Gym | Murphy's Community Center | 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J2 | November 08, 2018 | 8:45 AM

Opening Keynote: A lot of Different Flowers Make a Bouquet Opening Keynote 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM With Facilitator Marc Battle, Early Childhood Education Inst

Gym | Murphys Community Center | 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J2 | November 08, 2018 | 9:00 AM

Plenary Session: Milennial Parents Survey with Rebecca Parlakian of Zero to Three

Gym | Murphys Community Center | 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J2 | November 08, 2018 | 11:00 AM

1A: Designing a Cultural Inclusion Framework

Behind Stage | Confederation Centre of the Arts | 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J1 | November 08, 2018 | 1:00 PM

1B - What's a Sundial in the Shade?

Gymnasium | Murphys Community Centre | 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J2 | November 08, 2018 | 1:00 PM

1C: Trauma in the Early Years

Memorial Hall | Confederation Centre of the Arts | Charlottetown | November 08, 2018 | 1:00 PM

1D: Children's Gender Diversity: Beyond The Myths

Holman Grand Hotel | Dunes-Beach room | November 08, 2018 | 1:00 PM

1E: Physical Literacy in the Early Years

The Mack | 128 Great George St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4K6 | November 08, 2018 | 1:00 PM

1F: Le parent a choisi un Centre de la petite enfance francophone pour son enfant Anglophone Now what ?

Boardroom | Confederation Centre of the Arts | November 08, 2018 | 1:00 PM

1G: Supporting Children's Resilience Through Play

Studio 1 | Confederation Centre of the Arts | November 08, 2018 | 1:00 PM

1H: The Art of Cooking with Kids

Room 270 | Murphys Community Centre | 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J2 | November 08, 2018 | 1:00 PM

2A: Designing a Cultural Inclusion Framework

Behind Stage | Confederation Centre of the Arts | 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J1 | November 09, 2018 | 8:30 AM

2B Bridging the Gap: Capacity Building for Social & Emotional Learning

Memorial Hall | Confederation Centre of the Arts, 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J1 | November 09, 2018 | 8:30 AM

2C: I'm Sick & Tired of Seeing My Physio - Simple Steps in Understanding Your Work Environment and How to Move Properly

The Mack | 128 Great George St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4K6 | November 09, 2018 | 8:30 AM

2D: Children’s Gender Diversity: Beyond the Myths

Holman Grand Hotel | Dunes-Beach room | November 09, 2018 | 8:30 AM

2E: The Power of a Parent Vision

Gymnasium | Murphy's Community Centre | 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J2 | November 09, 2018 | 8:30 AM

2F: Jouer pour apprendre: la littératie physique dans la petite enfance

Boardroom | Confederation Centre of the Arts, 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J1 | November 09, 2018 | 8:30 AM

2G: Supporting Children’s Resilience through Play

Studio 1| Confederation Centre of the Arts | 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J1 | November 09, 2018 | 8:30 AM

Comedic Interlude with Patrick Ledwell

Gymnasium | Murphy's Community Centre | 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J2 | November 09, 2018 | 1:30 PM

Closing Keynote and Interactive Discussion with Marc Battle

Gymnasium | Murphys Community Centre, 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J2 | November 09, 2018 | 2:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Gymnasium | Murphys Community Centre, 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J2 | November 09, 2018 | 3:30 PM


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Refund Policy:

Please be aware that to receive a full refund of your registration fees, notice must be provided to the ECDA, via email, 2 weeks prior to the start date of the event. Beyond that, to receive a 50% refund of fees for a cancelled registration, appropriate documentation ie, doctor's certificate or such must be provided.