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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Become a Substitute

Do you enjoy working with young children and their families, and facilitating play as a tool for learning important skills for life? Do you have flexibility in your work schedule?
Substituting at a licensed early learning and child care centre could be the perfect fit for you! There are a variety of opportunities at various centre types including preschool, child care and family resource centres, in both French and English settings.

Register as an available substitute educator for PEI child care centres by completing the online form and uploading your resume. The information you submit will be stored in our database for centre directors to access when searching for a substitute. Centre supervisors and directors can access the substitute list in the Member Area.

Substitute Application

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Things To Know

  • You must be 18 years of age to register.
  • Having a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check already completed is recommended.
  • Emergency first aid certification is required.
  • Experience working within the early learning and child care system would be an asset.
  • Additional hiring requirements may apply.

Application Term

Please note this application will automatically expire 1 year after posting. You will receive an email alert 1 week before expiry. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or delete your application. Please contact the ECDA if you would like to have your application deleted to resubmit an updated application.

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“If you trust play, you will not have to control your child’s development as much. Play will raise the child in ways you can never imagine.” - Vince Gowmon