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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Bi-lateral Agreement Update

December 20th, 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.

Current Initiatives

Early Childhood Education Training Grants – Call for Applications
Permanent, casual, part-time and temporary employees of Licensed Early Childhood Centres (including Early Years Centres, Preschool Centres and Family Home Centres) are invited to apply for an Early Childhood Education Training Grant. An application form and grant guidelines are available on-line at: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-early-learning-and-culture/early-childhood-education-training-grant-guidelines.

Deadline: 4:00 PM AST, January 15, 2018

Submit Applications by mail, fax or email to:
Early Childhood Education Training Grants
c/o Garth Waite, Project Manager - F-P-T Early Learning and Child Care
Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
250 Water St., Suite 101
Summerside, PEI C1N 1B6
Email: glwaite@gov.pe.ca
Fax: 902-438-4874

Site Visits
We are now scheduling site visits to discuss licensed Center Plans for new spaces, capital grants; and alternate hours. The following dates have been blocked. Additional dates will be added as required.

  • January 4 & 5, 2018: Charlottetown, Stratford, Cornwall
  • January 10, 2018: West Prince
  • January 12, 2018: Summerside / East Prince
  • Jan 18, 2018: Kings County

Contact Aimee Arsenault to schedule your visit at (902) 438-4854 or asarsenault@edu.pe.ca.

Information Sessions – Thank You
A sincere thank you to all those who took the time to attend the December Information Sessions on the Canada-PEI Bilateral Agreement. Meetings, including a bilingual session, were held in Summerside, Charlottetown, Montague. 

Garth Waite
Project Manager - F-P-T Early Learning and Child Care
Early Childhood Development
Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
Phone 902-438-4880