OUR STORY

Early childhood educators are building a better world,
one child at a time.

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.

 

We value:

  • Support for reflective and high-quality ECE practice
  • Asking, listening, and responding to our membership
  • Respect, honesty, and trust
  • Continuous learning
  • Strength in numbers

AECENS believes that ECE consultants 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:

  • urban and rural centres
  • pre-primary programs
  • non-profit centres
  • private centres
  • early intervention services
  • family resource centres
  • early years centres
  • early childhood resource support centres
  • post-secondary training programs
  • family home agencies
  • retired practitioners

Be part of something bigger. Nurture your professional practice, build your network, and grow your workforce.

You belong with AECENS.

Timeline

2003

CCPADS becomes NSCCA

Child Care Professional Association Development Society (CCPADS) becomes the Nova Scotia Child Care Association (NSCCA)

2005

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CCCF affiliate status

NSCCA is granted Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) affiliate status

2007

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National Conference

NSCCA co-hosts the National Conference

2013

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Mental Health in the Early Years Conference

NSCCA hosts first ever Mental Health in the Early Years Conference

2014

Staff member

NSCCA hires its first staff member

2014

Spring Conference & Tradeshow and ECE Awards

NSCCA hosts first annual provincial Spring Conference & Tradeshow and ECE Awards

2015 to 2019

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Professional Recognition Project

NSCCA Professional Recognition Project

2017 to 2019

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Recognition of Prior Learning assessment process pilot

NSCCA, in partnership with the Nova Scotia Departments of Labour & Advanced Education and Education & Early Childhood Development, develop a Recognition of Prior Learning assessment process for Level 2 ECE classification

2019

Association of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia

NSCCA changes its name to Association of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia and introduces new branding and a new website

 

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(Formerly known as NSCCA)