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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Understanding and Applying Canada's New Food Guide

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Workshop Description

Canada has a new food guide! Not surprisingly, the new 'plate' highlights vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and a shift to plant based proteins. What does that look like at your centre or on your dinner plate? What about milk? And what is a food environment? Join Jackie and Roxanne, registered dietitians, who will help you discover what is new about Canada's Food Guide, and provide some practical, delicious ways to plan meals for your workplace and at home.

Jackie Vloet-Koughan is a registered dietitian with 34 years of experience. She has spent most of that time in Public Health providing nutrition guidance to at-risk prenatal clients, infants, children and clients with eating disorders. She has a special interest in working with newcomers and the families of children who have complex needs. She has helped many families dealing with childhood nutrition concerns. 

Roxanne Laughlin is a registered dietitian experienced in clinical settings, long-term care, and private practice. She has served as President of the PEI Dietetic Association, is a current member of the PEI Dietetic Registration Board. Since 2012, she has worked with Public Health & Family Nutrition in Montague as a Community Dietitian. Together with Public Health Nurses and Speech Language Pathologists, Roxanne works with families to provide information and skills needed to help infants and children grow in a way that is right for them and to develop a healthy relationship with food. As part her role she also provides nutrition counseling to at-risk expectant mothers and individuals with disordered eating.


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