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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Event: 2021 ECDA Spring Conference

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

The need for connection is more important than ever as we navigate the challenges and complexities of the world and all the last year has brought us. Jody offers 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. Through a focus on connection, and reconnection, she explores those challenges, traumas and realities that we all face, offering tactical insights and tips to overcome.


Facilitator Biography:

Dr. Jody Carrington is a renowned psychologist, sought after for her expertise, energy and approach to helping individuals, teams and organizations solve their most complex, human-centred challenges. A bestselling author and revered speaker, Jody focuses much of her work around reconnection - the key to healthy relationships and productive teams.

 Her approach is authentic, real and often hilarious. She speaks passionately about resilience, mental health, leadership,burnout, grief and trauma - and how reconnection is the answer to so many of the root problems we face. Her best-selling book, “Kids These Days” was published in 2019 and has sold 150 000 copies worldwide. Her second book, “Teachers These Days” will be released in 2021. Jody’s message is as simple as it is complex: we arewired to do the hard things; but we are so much braver together. The highlight of any agenda, energizing every audience she speaks to, she is a masterful communicator, helping audiences deeply understand their challenges and the opportunities to overcome them. Always wrapping the information in poignant stories, funny anecdotes and actionable takeaways, Jody will leave you inspired.

With a PhD in clinical psychology, work with major institutions and a thriving clinical practice, she brings a depth of experience and insight that is unmatched in the industry. Jody lives in beautiful Olds, Alberta with her husband and three children (she had 3 kids in 2 years to test her own resilience) and leads the amazing team at Carrington & Company.

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May 7, 2021
11:00 AM



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2021 ECDA Spring Conference