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: Director/Supervisor Network Meeting Series

The Ideal Model with Mark Douglas

The Ideal Model is a group workshop that will help participants take tangible steps towards a more balanced approach to their lives, in the midst of taking care of others, juggling work and commitments, and keeping up with our fast-paced world. It is a refreshing, affirming workshop focusing on positive psychology and growth-mindset theory (psychosynthesis!).

Purpose/What Participants Will Gain: Our lives are spun into many conflicting areas: paying the bills; supporting our kids; seeking enjoyment/leisure activities; family matters; the list goes on… This workshop will hone in and allow each participant to consciously create a realistic model of themselves they can use going forward (for a set period of time, or until they decide to change it up). This gives clarity, freedom, and expansiveness to your life as you engage inner strengths that align with your goal. Life is movement, and this workshop aligns with this forward movement.

The workshop focuses on 3 core principles of psychosynthesis:

  1. we all have the tools within us to achieve our aims;
  2. images tend to produce desired outcomes;
  3. consciously aligning our needs in the realities of our lives supports our Call.

Participants will use guided imagery to hand draw, sketch (no artist requirements needed!) models and stages for themselves. It’s fun, highly engaging and very personal/useful. The act of drawing stick figures/models is very therapeutic and allows individuals to experience new insights, rather than listening passively to presentations. Mark will facilitate each stage in a fun and deliberate manner. The balance of fun, purposeful, and engaging is my center-point. His experience embodies 12 years of professional facilitation in industry and non-profit organizations alongside his studies in psychosynthesis through the Synthesis Center San Francisco and guided imagery through Dr. Jan Taal, Amsterdam School of Guided Imagery.


Mark Douglas is the founder of The Sea Within You. He helps people shift from all those “shoulds” to doing what they really want, and value.

He is a professional astrologer and psychosynthesis coach. What!? Yes, astrology. He spent well over a decade working in human development, largely with social life-skills programming and groups such as the amazing Adventure Group, Reach Foundation, PEI Council of People with Disabilities, Sleepy Hollow penitentiary, Mi’kmaq Confederacy, and Lennox Island First Nation.

Mark designs and facilitates communications and coaching/mentoring programs for large and medium-size organizations — bringing some much-needed emotional and communication strategies to the corporate world for the past decade.

Answering his own call: In a short period, Mark lost both of his parents: His mother to suicide, and his father to health issues, and largely, a broken heart. The effect galvanized his studies and his business model: to help others and provide meaningful, trustworthy services that support their Call of Self. Life is an art, and we should treat it as the most beautiful of arts - Joy, untouched by circumstances.

Date & Time

June 16, 2021
9:00 AM


First Baptist Church, 235 Prince St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4S2

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ZOOM *Please note this one has been flipped to an online setting* | June 23, 2021 | 9:00 AM

Event Information

Director/Supervisor Network Meeting Series

Training Series