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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Providing Welcoming Environments for LGBTQ2S+ Families


Creating welcoming environments for LBGTQ2S+ families is both simple and complicated. If we choose to support ALL children and families what we are really talking about is creating a warm environment that recognizes, reflects and includes the enormous diversity that exists among people right from the start.

In this workshop we will explore the following points:

  • Why is it important for all children to feel that their families are acknowledged and respected?
  • Examine the climate around this issue.
  • Review historic and current data and definitions,
  • Discuss our role as childcare staff and what we can do to include and support all families.

 

Facilitator Biography: Christine Hibbert is an ECE and School Age Educator and an experienced facilitator. Christine has worked in the field of childcare for more than 30 years, beginning her career as a teacher in England. She worked in family child care and pre-schools before becoming Executive Director at Jericho Kids’ Club, Out of School Care in Vancouver. Recently retired from JKC, Christine continues to be an involved advocate and passionate educator in the childcare community.

*Please note space is limited. If you register and you are unable to attend PLEASE let us know asap so we can allow someone on the waitlist to attend*

Participants will be given the link to the video and are required to participate in one of two ways-- with a microphone/built in speaker (such as the one built into your phone) or through chat. In addition there will be a  log tracking which members contribute and which do not, and those that do not contribute will not receive PD hours. 

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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.