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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REGISTRATION CLOSED - Pre-conference Day for Directors

This is a special workshop day with Directors, Supervisors, ELCC Program leaders in mind. Often when attending a conference with your team it is difficult to concentrate on your needs as a leader and to take in the knowledge and information you are seeking. In recognizing the many hats you wear as pedagogical leaders we provide this event to allow you the time and space to do your own networking and learning! We hope you enjoy all that the day has to offer you!


Payments must be made in full by October 30, 2019
Registration deadline is October 30, 2019
Pricing details outlined in the right sidebar.

8:00 – 8:30:  Arrival & Networking - Studio 1 Confederation Centre of the Arts

8:30 – 10:00:  Child Protection Act and Overview including Child Sexual Abuse Protocol 

Facilitators include: Dr. Wendy Verhoek-Oftedahl, Ph.D, Family Violence Prevention Coordinator & Terry McEwen and Denise Doyle, Child Protection

Summary: In your role as leader you work with many children and families and encounter many unique situations. In this session participants will have the opportunity to become refreshed, or introduced to an overview of proposed updates as recommended in the Child Protection Act Review report, as well as a review of situations covered by the Act and those not covered including 3rd party assaults. There will be a brief Child Protection Presentation outlining ECE responsibilities, and provincial resources. After morning break the focus of discussion will be narrowed to child sexual abuse prevention with a review of natural and healthy behaviors and behaviors of concern. Participants will gain tips on ways to respond to children’s sexual behaviors and communicating with parents regarding observed behaviors. A number of resources will also be shared, including a closer look at Tea Tree Tells resource.

10:00 – 10:30   Nutrition Break

10:30 - 12:00    Continued

12:00 - 12:30    Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 1:00     Yoga with Cynthia

1:00 – 4:00:     Why Pedagogical Leaders Draw Upon the Theory and Process of Change to Fuel Innovation in                               Early Learning Environments 

                         Facilitator: Beverlie Dietze

Summary: As new research emerges and new theories and practices evolve that affect early learning programs, Pedagogical Leaders have a key role in understanding, leading and managing change.  This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the theory and principles of change and how these principles guide leaders in fueling innovation and change in practice amongst their early learning professionals. Scenarios will be examined to determine how potential strategies for advancing new practices may occur.


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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.