Early childhood educators find professional careers in a variety of settings such as child care centres, nursery schools, private homes, as educational assistants in public schools, or as owner/operators of child care facilities.
- A person who enjoys children and values their learning
- Caring and empathetic
- Creative and positive
- A team player
- Reliable, responsible, and respectful of others
- Curious, open minded, and eager to learn
- Resourceful, self-motivated, and energetic
NSCECE has thought carefully about how to begin your education during COVID-19 and a global pandemic. After thoughtful consideration, we have decided that the safest thing to do for all of our students is to move our 2020-2021 school year online. When the Accelerated Program was offered initially, it was going to be a 12-13 month program, faster paced, and onsite. Because we are moving online, we are worried about how much screen time that would be and want to ensure the program’s integrity and engaging delivery. As such, we’ve changed the schedule to mostly half-days, with blocks of classes and practicum, spread over 16 months.
We are monitoring the re-opening of childcare centres across Nova Scotia and were pleased that practicum students are being considered “staff”. We are optimistic that you will be able to complete your four practicum placements in centres, provided the health and safety of Nova Scotians continues to be protected.
We look forward to you starting classes August 31st