How We Serve You
AECENS is the only early childhood 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.
ECENS serves its membership in many ways. We:
Advocate for professional recognition by government, employers, parents, and the public.
Offer high quality professional development and conferences.
Provide free access to the most up to date information and resources in the ECE field in Canada through our partnership with the Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF).
Are a united voice for our membership at the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).
Share the credibility of being part of a professional association focused on high quality and ethical practice, objective and agreed-upon professional standards, continuous learning, decision-making support, and advocacy.
Offer great opportunities for mentoring, networking, and leadership skills development.
Are committed to personal, organizational, and workforce growth and development.
AECENS represents our members at the following tables:
Provincial Early Years Partnership meetings
Government consultation sessions. Regulations, training, workforce development, budget lockup, bilateral agreement consultation sessions, and national government consultation sessions
Atlantic Institute. Brings the Atlantic provinces together to support Early Learning and Care
Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre Events. Issues related to standards of practice, ethical practice, and workforce development
Discussions about our Professional Recognition Project. Includes our discussion paper Pathways to Professional Recognition
There is strength in numbers. Join us today!
Commitment to Care Service Award
Only AECENS members are eligible to be recognized by their colleagues with our Commitment to Care Service Award recognizing years of experience and commitment to ECE professional practice. The awards are given at our annual Recognition Gala Event.
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(Formerly known as NSCCA)