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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2019 ECDA Spring Conference

Registration for this event is now closed! The ECDA is pleased to announce the 2019 Spring Conference! The provincial annual PD day will take place Friday, May 3rd between the College of Piping, Quality Inn, Credit Union Place and the Atlantic Superstore in Summerside.

REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 26.  Payments must be made in full by April 26.

The workshops presented at the conference cover a range of topics, including: 

  • Defining and managing anxiety in children
  • Designing environments and experiences for children
  • Inspiring educators to grow as leaders
  • Taking a creative approach to learning
  • Integrating the power of music to your work
  • Identifying and supporting common physical literacy difficulties in children
  • Putting educator self-care into practice

Centre cooks will have the opportunity to take an interactive grocery store tour and spend time with a chef and dietitian, discussing the new Canada’s Food Guide to help with weekly meal planning. 

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 2019 ECDA Spring Conference–the knowledge you gain enriches the futures of the children in your care!

Conference Schedule

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Sessions A, B, C, D & E

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Nutrition Break - Provided at the Quality Inn & Credit Union Place

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sessions A, B, C, D & E

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch - Dine on your own

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sessions A, B, C, D & E

You will receive an email confirming your registration to the workshops you select. If you need to know where you are going and to what session, I suggest you print this email and take it with you. There is no formal registration for the morning of this conference. Simply report to the location you have been registered to attend and enjoy your day!

Please note: Nutrition break will be provided at Quality Inn (for participants at College of Piping and Quality Inn) and the Oval at the Credit Union Place for participants in that location, in the morning only. Lunch hour is to be taken on your own with your colleagues. Reservations or packed lunch recommended.

Registration is not confirmed until payment is received in full!


Additional Documentation



Session A - Early Childhood Anxiety - SESSION IS FULL

College of Piping - Main Theatre - 619 Water St E Summerside | May 03, 2019 | 9:00 AM

Session B - Deepening our Role as Leaders in the Classroom - Growing a Culture of Reflective Practice

The Oval - Credit Union Place - 511 Notre Dame St Summerside | May 03, 2019 | 9:00 AM

Session C - Part one: Beyond Basic Play - Part two: The Power of Music - SESSION IS FULL

College of Piping - Main Hall - 619 Water St E Summerside | May 03, 2019 | 9:00 AM

Session D - Bien se connaître et s’occuper de soi pour profiter au maximum de ce que la vie nous offre au quotidien!

Quality Inn - Dunning/Rankin Room - 618 Water St E Summerside | May 03, 2019 | 9:00 AM

Session E - Healthier Meal Planning with your in-store Dietitian and PC Cooking School

Atlantic Superstore - 535 Granville St, Summerside | May 03, 2019 | 9:00 AM


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The Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by the ECDA, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The ECDA may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the ECDA. Any person desiring not to have their photo taken or distributed must contact the ECDA in writing requesting that his/her image not be distributed.

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.