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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The ECDA is pleased to offer you an up-to-date list of resources on child development, early learning, and child care. You will find links, downloadable documents, and videos on current research, helpful advice, thoughtful essays, templates, guidelines, and more*. These resources, created by the ECDA and our partners, have been categorized into popular topics for easy navigation. If there is a resource you are looking for but is not listed, please contact us

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Directory of Licensed Early Learning and Child Care Centres in PEI

Government of PEI

This directory has been prepared by the Government of PEI in order to provide families with basic information about licensed early learning and child care centres. The descriptions provided should help parents narrow down their choice of a centre with respect to location, suitable hours, age group served, etc. Information regarding specific policies of licensed early learning and childcare centres have not been included in this directory. Parents are urged to discuss these matters with each centre being given their consideration.

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Selecting a Quality Early Learning & Child Care Program

ECDA & Ocean 100

ECDA Executive Director Sonya Hooper talks quality early learning and child care program selection. What types of care are available? What factors should you consider? Learn more in this sound bite from the Ocean 100 About the Early Years series (segment #2).


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