Our Organizational Structure
AECENS is governed by a Board of Directors elected by its membership. AECENS has been incorporated since 2003. In 2019, our name changed from Nova Scotia Child Care Association (NSCCA) to Association of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia (AECENS).
AECENS is a membership-based association dedicated to uplifting ECEs & expanding their professional practice.
To promote the professional recognition of early childhood educators in Nova Scotia, and to provide support and resources for excellence in professional practice.
The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia (AECENS) is a non-profit membership-based professional association by and for all early childhood educators (ECEs) in the province. We believe that ECEs are the key ingredient in delivering quality early childhood education and child care.
AECENS is the voice for credibility and professional recognition for the early childhood education sector in Nova Scotia.
There’s never been a better time to be an ECE. Together, we are building a culture of professional recognition and respect.
ECEs are professional, ethical, compassionate experts. We stand united in the value of our work.
AECENS believes that ECEs are the key to quality early childhood education and care. We represent and serve a diverse membership, regardless of their workplace or position. Our membership is inclusive of all cultures and communities and can be found throughout the entire early years sector, including:
How We Serve You
AECENS is the only organization in Nova Scotia that focuses on the professional practice of individual ECEs regardless of where our members work. Membership is voluntary and members pay an annual fee.