History

In 1970, St. Joseph’s Children’s Centre established the first Atlantic Canadian Program in Early Childhood Education. The program evolved from a three-month course to a ten-month Diploma program. In May 1997, St. Joseph’s College of Early Childhood Education became a separate entity from St. Joseph’s Children’s Centre.

In 2000, in order to ensure that the Diploma was recognized across provincial borders, the program was extended to a two-year course. The Diploma Program is licensed by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. 

In 2008, St Joseph’s College of Early Childhood Education changed its name to Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education (NSCECE).