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

Strategies for Staying Grounded When the World is Shaky with Jill Stewart


Everyday life has its own challenges. In this past year of uncertainty, there are new challenges that have added to our stress levels, and have brought us to heightened levels of stress. There are strategies that each and every one of us can use to help neutralize our compounded stress levels. We all grieved losses – changes to our routines, our social networks, or our work environments. Yet life goes on even during these times of uncertainty. This session will help you press reset, and of er mental health awareness, as well as strategies for dealing with transitions, losses and an unknown future during COVID-19.

 

Some topics will include:

  • Boundary setting
  • increasing personal wellbeing
  • helper resiliency
  • maximizing your emotional intelligence
  • compassion fatigue, burnout secondary trauma and selfcare
  • refuelling with new strategies and tools
  • self-management, self-regulation, self development
  • time management when work never ends
  • enhancing your workplace communications
  • improving your quality of life
  • rekindling your passion for helping others
  • reducing workplace anxiety

 

Biography:

Jill is a Registered Social Worker in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. She holds Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees, in addition to certificates in Management and Adult Education. She has been a Social Worker for 25 years. She has held a faculty position in the Human Services Program at Holland College in PEI since 2007.

Throughout the years, Jill has taught courses on counselling skills, working with families, business communications, ethics and professionalism, mental illness and neurological disorders, methods and strategies for teaching groups, case-management, interpersonal communications, workplace communications, personal wellness, social issues, disability rights, inclusive education, and inclusionary practices. She is enthusiastic, and enjoys helping others gain self-awareness, and reach their optimal level of personal well-being.

Jill is the owner and founder of Your Life Design Inc. a private online company offering individual therapy and counselling, as well as group programs for helping professionals. She specializes in working with busy professionals and is the creator of a group program called Help4Helpers.

Jill is an engaging speaker, with positive energy. Throughout her career, she has given workshops across Canada, and has taught internationally. She has also helped many students become professional helpers during her work in post-secondary education for higher learning. During the pandemic she has spoken to thousands of professionals about navigating difficult times. Jill lives in Argyle Shore with her husband Dr. Adam Fenech, dog Maggie and rescue kittens Simon and Sylvie. She also enjoys teaching Aqua Zumba to help manage stress in her own life.

Date & Time

June 23, 2021
9:00 AM

Location

ZOOM *Please note this one has been flipped to an online setting*

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Work-Life Balance with Karolyn Godfrey

First Baptist Church, 235 Prince St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4S2 | June 09, 2021 | 9:00 AM

The Ideal Model with Mark Douglas

First Baptist Church, 235 Prince St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4S2 | June 16, 2021 | 9:00 AM

Event Information

Director/Supervisor Network Meeting Series

Training Series