Early Learning and Child Care Board

The object of the Board is to ensure the provision in facilities of child care that is safe, of good quality and appropriate to the needs of children.

What is the function of the board?

The functions of the Board are:

  • (a) to license child care facilities and issue certificates to qualified persons;
  • (b) to advise on standards for facilities and minimum qualifications for certification;
  • (c) to monitor the operation of facilities and ensure adherence to prescribed standards;
  • (d) to advise the Minister on regulatory issues in the field of early childhood development and child care.

Primary Role:  Adjudicative

Material Role:

  • Advisory
  • Managerial/Oversight

How many people are on the board?

The Board shall consist of nine members appointed by the Minister, of whom:

  • one who is an employee of the Environmental Health Office of the Department of Health and Wellness;
  • one who is an employee of the Department of Education and Early Years;
  • one who is a representative of La Federation des Parents de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard Inc.;
  • two who are representatives of the Early Childhood Development Association;
  • three shall be members of the public at large, with one representative for each county;
  • one shall be a public officer, appointed by the Minister to be chairperson.

What are the requirements of board members?

Formal Qualifications
Dependant on the position sought.

Work & Experience Requirements
Dependant on the position sought.

Skills Required
An understanding of the child care systems on PEI, as well as tribunal skills.

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
All members are appointed by the Minister.

Will I get paid?

As per the Treasury Board Honoraria policy, this is a Category B Board and rates have been set as follows: Chair - $161/diem and Members - $109/diem.

What is the time commitment of the board?

Regular meetings set by Chair. Appointments shall be for a maximum of three years; members may be re-appointed but shall not serve more than two consecutive terms.

Early Learning and Child Care Board - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Andrea Triolo, Chair Queens County Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2025
Erin Vaive Queens County June 28, 2023 June 28, 2026
Sandra Jay Prince County June 28, 2023 June 28, 2026
Courtney Shaffer Queens County Mar 19, 2024 Mar 19, 2027
Erin Reid Terrio Queens County Dec 19, 2018 Dec 19, 2024
Holly Colwill Prince County Nov 10, 2023 Nov 10, 2026
Adam Ramsay Queens County June 28, 2023 June 28, 2026
Anastasia DesRoches Prince County Nov 10, 2023 Nov 10, 2026
Darlene Mellish Kings County Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2026


How can I apply? 

If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI


For further information about this committee, you may contact:

Doreen Gillis
Director of Early Childhood Development


Published date: 
April 3, 2024
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118


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