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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2017 ECDA Ultimate Night Out


The Early Childhood Development Association of PEI is pleased to announce the the 2017 Ultimate Night Out: A Dessert & Awards Gala on June 9th 2017!

Event Details

The Ultimate Night Out will be held Friday, June 9th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm in the Georgian Ballroom at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. This year's Ultimate Night Out will be a dessert gala with gourmet sweets from City View Bakehouse, live music, awards, trivia, prizes and more!

We will begin the gala at 7:00pm with the dessert buffet created by City View Bakehouse, with live music, cash bar, photobooth, and a chance to unwind and catch up with your friends in the sector. At 8:00pm we will present the Awards of Excellence and Commitment, followed by some more time to chat and check out our photobooth. At 9:00pm, Darcy Campbell will host a round of custom ECE trivia with prizes to be won! We'll finish off the evening with our door prizes.

Ticket Details

  • Tickets are $25 (HST included)!
  • To get your ticket, click "register for this event now." Ticket sales close on May 31st. Electronic tickets will be sent out to attendees 1 week prior to the event.
  • Payments for tickets must be paid in full no later than May 31st.

The ECDA Ultimate Night Out is the perfect opportunity to let loose, recognize excellence, and enjoy a glamorous night out with colleagues and friends. Get your A-team together and treat yourselves to the event of the year!

ECDA Awards of Excellence & Commitment

We will be honouring early childhood professionals who rise above and beyond, with the ECDA’s 2017 Awards of Excellence & Commitment. Award nominations are now open!

We're accepting nominations for the four main awards, plus our NEW Commitment to Care Award for years of service:

  • ECDA Award of Excellence – working or retired, influenced ELCC sector
  • Educating with Excellence Award – outstanding ECE working in the field
  • Leadership Award – a champion for children
  • Cooking for Quality Award – outstanding cook working in the field
  • NEW! Commitment to Care Award – ECE who has been working in the field for a designated period of time

For more information on award nominations, click here.

Refund Policy:
Please be aware that to receive a full refund, notice must be provided to the ECDA, via email, 2 weeks prior to the start date of the event. Beyond that, to receive a 50% refund of fees for a cancelled registration, appropriate documentation (ex: doctor's certificate) must be provided.

Media Disclaimer:
The ECDA reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event presented or sponsored by the ECDA, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The ECDA may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the ECDA. Any person desiring not to have their photo taken or distributed must contact the ECDA in writing requesting that his/her image not be distributed.

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Media Disclaimer:

The Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by the ECDA, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The ECDA may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the ECDA. Any person desiring not to have their photo taken or distributed must contact the ECDA in writing requesting that his/her image not be distributed.

Refund Policy:

Please be aware that to receive a full refund of your registration fees, notice must be provided to the ECDA, via email, 2 weeks prior to the start date of the event. Beyond that, to receive a 50% refund of fees for a cancelled registration, appropriate documentation ie, doctor's certificate or such must be provided.