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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Helping PEI families make the early years count

Welcome, Families

If you are a parent in Prince Edward Island, you know how important the early years are to your child's development. Parents know that our children will learn essential life skills like emotion control, ways of responding, conceptualization and peer social skills first at home and then with others in an early childhood education environment. Selecting the place where your child can learn the most is an important and very unique experience for each family.

The Early Childhood Development Association exists to help PEI families make the early years count. Not only does the ECDA partner with early learning and child care centres to help them access the resources they need to provide high quality care and education to your family, the ECDA works directly with parents to make sure they have the tools and information they need to make the best early learning and child care choices to meet their child care needs.

On this website you will find helpful information on choosing child care, signing up for the Early Learning and Child Care Registry, and many more resources including current news and research on child development. If you have any questions about choosing child care, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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