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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Payment Policy:

The ECDA's payment policy for all Professional Development is that fees must be paid prior to attending*. The final date to make your payment is one week prior to the start date of the event, unless otherwise communicated (i.e. council or board run centres for cheque approval/signature, would be the exceptions). If payment is not received, before the event payment deadline, you will not be permitted to attend.

In the past, exceptions have been made by the ECDA, but with our growing membership, it has become increasingly difficult to manage. We thank you for your understanding and your commitment to your ongoing Professional Development. The ECDA.

*If you are mailing a cheque, please be aware you should allow a few days ahead of the deadline for it to be received by the ECDA office.

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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.
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The Board of Directors of the Early Childhood Development Association of PEI would like to invite members to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday September 21st at 6:30PM via Webinar, for the following purposes:

  • To consider and approve the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting of the Members held on September 17th, 2022.
  • To receive the financial statements and Annual Report of the Association for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023.
  • To cunduct any other such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting.

Voting is open to those who have a current Professional or Lifetime membership with the ECDA. Members must be in attendance to vote as there is no voting by proxy.

The AGM is FREE to attend, however we ask that you  register so we can ensure we are able to meet quorum! This meeting is open for everyone to attend! 

The AGM allows our members a means to make changes to the way the ECDA does business. It is the opportunity to table a recommendation from the floor or to draw attention to an issue you wish to bring to the Board of Directors to consider. By having your voice heard, it is your time to really be involved in the operations and direction of your association.

The AGM is your opportunity to stay in touch with our activities as an association and the input we receive results in our future work for the sector. 

Members who attend the AGM will automatically be entered to win one free registration to the 2023 ECDA Fall Conference! The prize is non-transferable and you must be in attendance to win.