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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Our Goals

The Early Childhood Development Association of PEI exists so that Early Childhood Educators are supported to deliver high quality early learning and child care services and programs.

  1. Early Childhood Educators have tools and information to be high quality, professional ECEs.
    • 1.1. There is a high level of awareness of ethical practice in the profession.
    • 1.2. There are consistent standards of practice for Early Childhood Educators.
    • 1.3. There is a high level of pedagogical awareness in the profession.

  2. Early Childhood Educators have resources and supports to continuously improve their skills through their careers.
    • 2.1. ECEs can gain skills and knowledge of current best practice.
    • 2.2. Post-Secondary institutions offer educations opportunities to meet the needs of the sector.
    • 2.3. ELCC directors have the skills and knowledge to run successful ELCC Centres.
      • 2.3.1. Pedagogical Leadership;
      • 2.3.2. Retention strategies;
      • 2.3.3. Human Resources;
      • 2.3.4. Emerging issues in the sector.

  3. The public is aware of the impact of positive learning experiences and licensed quality care in the early years.
    • 3.1. Parents have the tools and information they need to make the best Early Learning and Child Care choices to meet their child care needs.

  4. Public policy is informed by the collective voice of the membership.