NSCECE Early Years Community Development Centre is located on the premises. The Early Years Community Development Centre offers a wide range of professional resources and curriculum materials to support the knowledge and professional practice of early childhood educators and others who work with young children. EYCDC services are offered with the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Professional Development Opportunities
We offer professional development that provides networking opportunities and supports the development of professional knowledge. Presenters are skilled specialists who facilitate interactive and engaging opportunities to reflect-on and for-action, while re-kindling your passion for your work. The EYCDC also offers professional learning and communities of practice in support of Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework. For more information, and to register for upcoming workshops visit our workshop page.
Specialized training can also be organized for child care programs. Contact us to find out more about:
Learning Language and Loving It
Reaching In Reaching Out
The EYCDC offers consultation and program support services. We aim to create long term, trusting and collaborative relationships that focus on program development, building capacity and enhanced learning opportunities for children, families, and staff. We offer side-by-side mentoring, program consultation, coaching and professional development created with your team in mind.
Here is a simple social story for your return to childcare during Covid-19. It is called We Can’t Hug Yet and it offers children and educators lots of fun and satisfying alternatives. We Can’t Hug Yet Social Story
Browse through an extensive selection of materials that are available to support program development and professional learning in early years settings.
Materials include books and DVDs; curriculum enrichment materials and toys; children’s books and music; and educator kits that offer a variety of ideas and props to support exploration, play, and curriculum planning.
NSCECE students are eligible for library membership in the Early Years Community Development Centre when they show their Student ID Card. Library memberships can be obtained for community members on an individual or group basis at a nominal cost.
Below is a link to our searchable inventory of library resources. Our catalogue is moving online as we are able. Check back frequently. We will be adding ECE professional resources and our curriculum materials over the next few months.Library Resources
We offer on-site equipment for creating curriculum materials, and room for reading and meeting. Accompanied children are welcome to visit the library to choose materials. The centre can also be booked for staff meetings and work bees.
Take a virtual tour of the NSCECE Early Years Community Development Centre and see what we have to offer!
Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. September through June. In July and August please call ahead to see if we are open.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please check back here regularly as these hours are subject to change. If you are planning to visit the Early Years Community Development Centre outside of regular business hours (8:30 – 4:30) feel free to give us a call ahead of time to make sure we are open – 902.423.7114 Ext. 233.