The Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) of PEI manages the provincial Child Care Registry, providing families with an easy way to search and sign up for waiting lists of licensed early learning and child care centres across PEI.

Early Childhood Development

The experiences children have early in life have a direct impact on their overall growth, development and well-being. The Province of Prince Edward Island is committed to supporting children and families in the early years.

Family Resource Centres

Family Resource Centres offer programs and resources for children and families. These include parent education and support groups, parent resources, prenatal nutrition programs, drop-in play, toy-lending libraries, and outreach for smaller Island communities.

Help for Child Care Expenses

The Child Care Subsidy Program assists Islanders with the cost of child care and daycare services for children up to and including 12 year-olds.

Early Childhood Literacy: Born to Read

Born to Read is an early childhood literacy program that promotes the joy of reading to babies and toddlers.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten

The universal pre-kindergarten program is free, optional play-based program for all Island four-year-old children.