As a NSCECE student, you’ll be part of a diverse, multicultural community. In fact, our international students make up almost a quarter of our student population. You’ll build strong connections while expanding your cultural horizons. If you’re an international student, you’ll have the chance to connect with other people in your community. You’ll also find lots of support close at hand that will make your journey more successful.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Enrolled students may take advantage of the confidential services offered by the Student Success Counsellor to become better prepared for success at the college level.
• Academic advising and support
• Credential evaluation
• Career planning and employment counselling
• Personal counselling
• Support in matters of cultural adjustments
• Coaching on mindfulness, time management and study skills
• Orientation for International Students
• Referrals to other services and resources in the community that offer support with personal, academic, financial and career development.
ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS
We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment for all our students. Support for students requiring special accommodations are delivered through the Student Success office. Along with your application you can send supporting documentation and Student Success Counsellor will be happy to meet with you and discuss accommodations. We will do our best to help you reach your potential.
It is the student’s responsibility to state on their application form if you do require any special accommodations during your study at NSCECE. Please be aware that in order to receive academic accommodations, students must:
1. State on the application what accommodations they require.
2. Provide documentation that verifies the disability. This can include a detailed letter from a Family Doctor or a registered Psychologist.
All information concerning a student’s disability and involvement with the Student Success Counsellor is strictly confidential. Information will only be released with written consent by the student to any sources outside of our office.
Schedule an appointment at: (902) 423-7114 Ext. 224 or email@example.com.
Throughout the fall and winter semesters, the Student Success Counsellor offers Success Seminars on various topics to help new students prepare for College level academics and for returning and mature students to brush up on their skills. Topics include areas such as:
• Academic writing and APA referencing
• Understanding your grading guide
• Study Skills
• Presentation Skills
• Navigating Group Work
If you have successfully completed relevant courses at another college or university and wish you continue towards a Diploma at NSCECE, you may be eligible for course exemptions. Bring your transcripts and course outlines and to the Student Success Counsellor, who will be happy to work with you on your individual learning goals.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a process that gives adult learners the opportunity to gain credit for formal, non-formal, and/or informal learning. Learners follow a process that allows them to identify, describe and demonstrate past learning that was obtained through a collection of study, life and work experiences. The learner then determines how this prior learning aligns with the learning outcomes and essential skills for employment in NSCECE courses.
Here are some more of the Student Services we are excited to provide on Campus:
At NSCECE we believe in student-led initiatives. The Student Council is a chance to get together with your peers and use your united voices to make things happen! In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body and the liaison with the NSCECE Board of Directors. The Student Council gives students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. Both first and second year students are welcome.
NSCECE SCHOOL SPIRIT TEAMS
NSCECE is all about the team spirit. All students will be assigned to a college team. The teams are named after famous Early Childhood Theorists. In the past we our team names have been: Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson and Gardner. Stay tuned for the Fall 2018 names, which will be chosen carefully to represent various gender and cultural background. Each time you participate in college activities you get points awarded to your team.
How can you get involved? It is simple. All you have to do is to participate in:
• Orientation Activities
• Student Council
• College Socials
• Volunteer Activities
• International Student Society
• Student Success Seminars
• Multicultural Celebrations
• Pop-up Team Challenges
Each month the number of points awarded will be collated and posted. The team with the most points at the end of the school year will be given bragging rights, a trophy and a treat day. Vygotsky has been the winner for three years in a row! GO TEAM!!
The NSCECE Early Years Community Development Centre is located onsite and is available to students. The Centre offers a wide range of materials to support practicum, course assignments and to encourage the general pursuit of knowledge beyond specific class requirements.
The Centre also offers curriculum and professional development workshops to the ECE community.
There are computers onsite for student use, equipped with Internet access and Microsoft Word. Print cards for printing and photocopying are available to purchase at the front desk.
The College orders all necessary textbooks for students and will make them available for sale during the course of the semester. The College makes a great effort to order books which can be used for a variety of courses and which will be useful resources following graduation. The bookstore also carries a variety of NSCECE apparel and miscellaneous giftware for students to show off their school spirit.
NSCECE does not have residences. We do, however, have geographical knowledge of the area and will gladly assist students requiring accommodations as much as we are able.
Our students have preference at Templeton Properties buildings. For more info, please contact (902) 442 7074.
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING
It is the responsibility of the student to arrange their own transportation to and from the NSCECE and to and from any field placement experience or college related activity. NSCECE is located in downtown Halifax and is easily accessible by public transit. Visit Quinpool Road Business Association for details on street parking.
The College operates three lab schools at Nova Scotia Community College’s Dartmouth and Halifax campuses. Child care for our students with children aged 3 months to 5 years is available through a partnership with Nova Scotia Community College. For further information, contact: Akerley Child Care Centre – 902-4911631; Leeds Street Child Care Centre – 902-4914622; Mawio’mi Child Care Centre – 902-4911330.