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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Bilateral Agreement Information Sessions & Call for EYC Applications

November 29th, 2017

The Canada - PEI Bilateral Agreement on Early Learning and Child Care was signed earlier this fall.  Since that time the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture has been working to mobilize the agreement.

As we proceed, we will keep the sector up to date on new opportunities and initiatives as they come on stream. We will do this through direct email and the weekly ECDA “Week at aGlance” E-Newsletter.  As new Programs and or initiatives will be posted on the Education, Early Learning and Culture website at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-early-learning-and-culture/new-investments-2017-2020.

Current Initiatives

Early Years Center Designation – Call for Applications
Licensed Early Childhood Centers in the municipalities of Charlottetown, Stratford and the area including and adjacent to the communities of Montague, Lower Montague, Brudenell, and Cardigan are invited to apply for an Early Years Center Designation. Visit https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-early-learning-and-culture/early-years-center-designation for information.  The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2017.

Work in Progress
Work is now underway to define criteria and processes for the following initiatives, with the goal of implementing new projects and initiatives early in 2018.

  • Plans for new spaces, including capital grants;
  • Increased access to the Child Care Subsidy Program;
  • Alternate Hours; and
  • Training Grants.

Information Sessions – for Supervisors, Owners, and Board Members
Early Learning and Child Care Center supervisors, owners, and Board members are invited to attend information sessions on the Canada-PEI Bilateral Agreement.  Participants will learn more about the agreement, receive project updates, ask questions, and provide input and feedback into the project. Please register on-line for the session of your choice.

  1. Dec 7, 2017. 6:30 - 8:00, Summerside, Holman Building, Room 208.  Register athttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/early-education-and-child-care-information-session-summerside-tickets-40713799069. 
  2. Dec 12, 2017. 6:30-8:00, Montague (Access PEI).  Register athttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/early-education-and-child-care-information-session-montague-tickets-40716106972
  3. Dec 14, 2017. 6:30 to 8:00. Charlottetown,  Aubin Arsenault Building, Room 101. Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/early-education-and-child-care-information-session-charlottetown-tickets-40716244383
  4. A bilingual session will be offered. An email will be sent out in the very near future with the date and location.

I am looking forward to working with the sector as we continue to develop and implement initiatives under the Canada-PEI Agreement.  For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Garth Waite
Project Manager - F-P-T Early Learning and Child Care
Early Childhood Development
Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
250 Water St., Suite 101
Summerside, PEI    C1N 1B6
Phone 902-438-4880
Fax 902-438-4884