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.
- 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 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:
- 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.
CCPADS becomes NSCCA
Child Care Professional Association Development Society (CCPADS) becomes the Nova Scotia Child Care Association (NSCCA)
CCCF affiliate status
NSCCA is granted Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) affiliate status
NSCCA co-hosts the National Conference
Mental Health in the Early Years Conference
NSCCA hosts first ever Mental Health in the Early Years Conference
NSCCA hires its first staff member
Spring Conference & Tradeshow and ECE Awards
NSCCA hosts first annual provincial Spring Conference & Tradeshow and ECE Awards
2015 to 2019
Professional Recognition Project
NSCCA Professional Recognition Project
2017 to 2019
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
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
Represent members during the sector reopening plan and provided feedback to Public Health and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development during the Covid-19 pandemic on sector related practices.
Professional Recognition Project with sector consultants
To learn more about the sectors interest in professional recognition and benefits/pensions.
Partnered with SECD and Red River College
Partnered with SECD and Red River College to offer On-line Professional Development opportunities.
Launched the Early Childhood Education Recognition of Prior Learning Program
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