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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ECE Network Meeting - Evening edition

The ECDA recognizes that it's not always easy to slip out during the day to make it to network meetings. We're excited to host an evening meeting as an alternative! This is an open-door meeting that welcomes anyone working as a frontline educator.

ECE Network is a great opportunity to learn and share with other educators best practices, project ideas, time management strategies, even self-care ideas! We would love to welcome at least one ECE from every Island centre to the network - so come if you can!

During the first half of the meeting, we're introducing a brand new resource to our library: Teatree Tells. During the second half, it will be an open discussion. 

Teatree Tells: A Child Abuse Prevention Kit

Teatree Tells is a child sexual abuse prevention program designed for children from 4 to 6 years of age. Lessons are age-appropriate, engaging and include an animated character, Teatree, who teaches them how to be safe.

The Teatree Tells: A Child Abuse Prevention Kit includes:

  • Lessons for children (4-6-years-old)
  • Teatree’s Keep and Speak Secrets Storybook
  • Teatree Puppet
  • Assorted Teatree Posters (4)
  • Educator Guide
  • Parent Guide
  • Program Overview sheet
  • Includes access to the kit in a digital format and video Teatree Tells: Put into Practice

This resource is available in English and French! 

Tatie Se Confie : Trousse de prévention de la maltraitance infantile

Tatie se confie est un programme de prévention des abus sexuels destiné aux enfants de 4 à 6 ans. Il propose des leçons intéressantes et adaptées aux enfants de cet âge dans lesquelles un personnage animé du nom de Tatie leur apprend des consignes de sécurité.

La trousse « Tatie Se Confie : Trousse de prévention de la maltraitance infantile » comprend:

  • Leçons pour les enfants de 4 à 6 ans
  • Livre d’histoire « Les bons et les mauvais secrets de Tatie la tortue »
  • La marionnette de Tatie la tortue
  • Affiches assorties « Tatie la tortue » (4)
  • Guide de l’éducateur
  • Guide du parent
  • Carte du programme
  • Comprend l’accès à la version numérique de la trousse.

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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.