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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2021 ECDA Spring Conference

**Simultaneous translation in French is available for all sessions --- Traduction simultanée en Français disponible pour toutes les sessions**

The Board and Staff of the Early Childhood Development Association of PEI are pleased to present the 2021 ECDA Spring Conference! The provincial annual PD day will take place Friday, May 7th via Zoom. The knowledge exchanged for this conference will focus on the various aspects of “Inclusion and Diversity”, including:

• The developing brain and the crucial role relationships with others play in healthy development

• A deep look at the challenges of those we serve as educators, and those we face ourselves to help bring understanding, light and a much-needed dose of levity to our world

.• How stress and trauma may be impacting us and those we work with; including an exploration of what happens in our bodies when we experience trauma.

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 2021 ECDA Spring Conference – the knowledge you gain enriches the future of the children in your care!


9:00 - 10:30 am

Session 1 - Dr. Jean Clinton - The First “R”: Relationships: Love Builds Brains

10:30 - 11:00 am


11:00 - 12:30

Session 2 - Dr. Jody Carrington - Reconnection: Building Strength Through Authentic Connection

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Session 3 - Monique Gray-Smith - Weaving Love and Joy into the Journey of Truth and Reconciliation

3:00 - 3:30 pm




* All payments are due no later than April 27, 2021

* Registration closes on April 27th

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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.