Consider a great experience in Early Childhood Education for summer or year-round employment
- Do you enjoy experiencing new learning adventures?
- Are you curious about how young children learn?
- Ever wonder why children ask so many questions, and are always willing to take a risk?
- Would you like to help PEI families make the early years count?
Full-time, part-time, summer, and year-round positions are available throughout PEI at a variety of licensed early learning centres, and family resource centres.
On January 1, 2024, the Canada-Prince Edward Island Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement brought fees for regulated child care to $10 a day per child in designated Early Years Centres.
Jennifer Nangreaves, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Development Association of PEI (ECDA), says this announcement will enhance their mandate to help recruit Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and provide professional development and resources.
“As the federal and provincial governments work together to expand and meet the needs of Island families, we see there is a need for more spaces, and these spaces will need more qualified Early Childhood Educators. The ECDA is being strategic to plan for the need for qualified staff to fill these spaces.
Education options on PEI
- Holland College: Early Childhood Care and Education program
- Collège de l’Île: Early Childhood Educator
Job titles at childcare centres
- Director or Supervisor
- Early Childhood Educator
- Substitute Caregiver
- Inclusions Support Worker/Special Needs Assistant
- Early Childhood Educator Assistant
Wages for positions for designated Early Years Centres
Jennifer says there are a lot of summer employment opportunities in the sector right now as well as year-round careers. Check out their website for career opportunities at www.ecdaofpei.ca/educators/careers/openings.php
“Volunteering at a centre, working for the summer or becoming a substitute is a great way to find out if working in an Early Childhood Centre is for you!”
Check out the substitute list at www.ecdaofpei.ca/educators/careers/substitute.php
“We would love to speak to anyone interested in learning more about early learning and child care on PEI. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Early Learning and Child Care Board, through the Department of Education and Early Years, provides certification based on education credentials.”
For more information on certification or to apply for certification, contact Monique McClean, Manager Early Learning and Child Care at 902-368-6518.
PEI Early Childhood Education news you can use:
For more information about daycare regulations, visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-early-learning-and-culture/early-childhood-development.
For more about the Early Childhood Development Association of PEI, visit www.ecdaofpei.ca.
Daycare providers are listed on the PEI Early Learning and Child Care Registry (ELCC Registry) Visit https://peichildcareregistry.com.