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, Early Learning and Culture;
  • 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
Bobby Cameron, Chair Queens County Jan 19, 2019 Jan 19, 2022
Sterling Carruthers Prince County Sept 13, 2019 Sept 13, 2022
Laura Ann Noye Prince County Sep 20, 2019 Sep 20, 2022
Karen Edgar Queens County Dec 19, 2018 Dec 19, 2021
Erin Reid Terrio Queens County Dec 19, 2018 19, 2021
Shelley Moase Queens County Jul 1, 2017 Jul 1, 2020
J. Anne Nicholson Kings County Jun 28, 2019 Jun 28, 2022
Rachel Brookins Queens County April 18, 2017 April 18, 2020
Jason LeBlanc Prince County April 18, 2017 April 18, 2020


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: 
February 19, 2020
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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