Early Years Centre Designation

Prince Edward Island is recognized across Canada as a leader in Early Learning and Child Care.  The Government of Prince Edward Island is committed to the continued development of our successful Early Learning and Child Care System.  A key component of the system are Early Years Centres, with 72 now active across the province. 

As part of system and service growth, Government has announced the establishment of additional Early Years Centres, and the Department of Education and Early Years  is currently seeking applications from existing Early Childhood Centres interested in Early Years Centre Designation. The Department will be designating up to six new Early Years Centres over the next 3 months.  

How do I apply for an EYC designation?

Early Childhood Centres are invited to apply to the Department of Education and Early Years to receive a designation of Early Years Centre by completing and submitting the Application Kit listed below:

EYC Designation Criteria

EYC Designation Application Assessment Tool

EYC Designation Application Form

All applicants will have three site visits to assess Early Years Centre Designation readiness.

What is the deadline for my Application Kit?

Please print submit applications by 4:00 PM AST, September 29th, 2023.

Where do I send my Application Kit?

Early Years Centre Designation
c/o Yvette Winchester
Early Years Division
Education and Early Years
Holman Centre, Main Floor
250 Water Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6
Email: ymwinchester@gov.pe.ca

Who do I direct my questions to?

Doreen Gillis
Director of Early Years 
Education and Early Years
Tel: 902-393-3325
Email: degillis@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
November 29, 2021
Education and Early Years

General Inquiries

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

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