About: Education, Early Learning and Culture

The Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture develops and delivers high quality programs and curriculum in English and French to Island children from birth to Grade 12. The department provides corporate services, including general and financial administration, staff certification, research, planning and evaluation, human resources and school athletics. The Culture Division provides leadership, programs and services, including library services, historic preservation and documentation, and cultural development.

Some of the priorities in this mandate are to: 

  • Lead the implementation of changes to advance educational excellence in the province
  • Provide leadership in creating opportunities for student success in the education system
  • Build technology capacity and engagement in schools 
  • Work with other social policy departments on a renewed Poverty Reduction Strategy and Mental Health and Addictions Strategy
  • Lead the development of a ten-year Strategy on Culture to support a renewed approach to heritage and arts development


Structure and Employees

Corporate and Financial Services
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Finance and School Board Operations Division
Human Resources
Cultural Affairs
Deputy Minister's Office
Early Childhood Development
English Innovation, Education and Programs
External Relations and Educational Services
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Achievement and Accountability
English/French as an Additional Language
Legislation and Policy
Research and Corporate Services
School Health
French Innovation, Education and Programs
Joint Consortium School Health
Leadership and Learning
Libraries and Archives
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Public Archives and Records Office

Under the Archives and Records Act, the Public Archives and Records Office (PARO) acquires, preserves, and makes available the records of the Government of Prince Edward Island as well as private sector records of lasting historical value.

The Public Archives Unit acquires, preserves, and makes material accessible for researchers; provides reference services; and engages in education and outreach in the community

The Recorded Information Management (RIM) Unit delivers a corporate program providing central recorded information management services, including a records centre facility; and provides RIM support and training to all departments, agencies, corporations, and commissions within government.

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Public Library Service
Minister's Office
Public Schools
Education, Early Learning and Culture
Minister's Office
(902) 438-4876
(902) 438-4150
Deputy Minister
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Senior Communications Officer

General Inquiries

Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
Holman Centre 
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE   C1N 1B6

Phone: (902) 438-4130
Fax: (902) 438-4062