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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Code of Ethics

Obligation to Children

This code of ethics contains the principles by which members of the Early Childhood Development Association of Prince Edward Island adhere to while working with children.

  1. An early childhood educator’s first obligation is to the children in his/her care.
  2. The early childhood educator respects and accepts each child as they are; regardless of their race, creed, emotional or physical appearance.
  3. Early childhood educators consider the child’s interests, needs and abilities and utilize them to fulfill the child’s potential.
  4. Early childhood educators create an environment which helps children develop self-confidence and trust in themselves and others.
  5. Early childhood educators facilitate the development of the whole child.
  6. The early childhood educator has a moral and legal responsibility to report suspected cases of child abuse.

Obligation to Families

Families are of primary importance in children’s development. The term family may include others, besides parents, who are responsibly involved with the child.

Early Childhood Educators acknowledge a responsibility to collaborate with both the home and school.

  1. Early childhood educators recognize the role of parents as primary caregivers and the educator’s role as one which is supportive to the family and the child.
  2. Early childhood educators respect the parent’s knowledge of their child.
  3. Early childhood educators maintain confidentiality regarding knowledge obtained in the daily dealing with children.
  4. Early childhood educators maintain open communication with the child’s family.
  5. Early childhood educators respect different family values and beliefs.

Obligation to One’s Self and Colleagues

Early childhood educators often rely on a team approach. Good relations with co-workers are essential to achieve quality service. It is important to establish and maintain settings and relationships that support productive work and meet professional needs.

  1. Early childhood educators make continued efforts to improve professionally by actively pursuing knowledge regarding developments in the early childhood education field.
  2. Early childhood educators respect other colleagues as professionals.
  3. Early childhood educators share knowledge with colleagues.
  4. Early childhood educators maintain confidentiality about colleague’s views.
  5. Early childhood educators work in a climate of trust and confidence which empowers them to speak and act in the best interests of children.