Early childhood educators are the ambassadors of play-based pedagogy.  Their ability to articulate to parents, other educators, and administrators about what they do raises the status of the profession and the public’s understanding of early education and care. 

As busy people with important jobs there are few chances to step back and reflect on what we do. We hope this Institute provides that respite with great speakers, stimulating discussions, fresh ideas, gained insights and lots of time for play with new friends.


Conference Organizing Committee

The Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation and the Jimmy Pratt Foundation are pleased to support this 2nd Atlantic Summer Institute on Early Learning and Care. This Institute is organized by a working group representing the four Atlantic Provinces. Our goal is to create an agenda that offers learning opportunities with an Atlantic Canadian focus for all levels of the early childhood workforce.

 

Planning Committee Members

Jane Bertrand - Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation

Mary Goss Prowse - Director of Early Childhood Development, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

Robyn LeGrow - Executive Director, The Jimmy Pratt Foundation

Kerry McCuaig - Fellow in Early Childhood Policy, Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Carolyn Simpson, Director of Early Childhood Development, Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, Government of PEI

Nicole Gervais, Executive Director, Early Childhood Development (Division), Education and Early Childhood Development, Government of New Brunswick

Janet Lynn Huntington, Director Education and Early Childhood Development, Nova Scotia Government