Enrolled students may take advantage of the confidential services offered by the Student Success Office to better prepare students to be successful at the college level.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
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.
• Academic advising and support
• Career planning
• Study Skills
• Credential Evaluation
• Orientation Activities for International/Domestic Students
• Employment Support
• Advice on matters of cultural adjustments
• Academic Counselling, employment counselling, and information on other services and resources in the community available to help you 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 services from the student success counsellor, students must:
1. State on the application what accommodations they would require.
2. Provide documentation that verifies the disability. This can include a detailed letter from a physician or 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 protected]
The intercultural passport program educated both domestic and international students about the diverse cultures in our academic community and helps them gain cultural competence. Each activity students are involved in gets them a passport stamp and points that lead to a certificate of participation at graduation.
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 Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson and Gardner. Every 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 Success Seminars
• College Socials
• Volunteer Activities
• Language Buddy program
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. GO TEAM!!
CO-CURRICULAR RECORD (CCR)
NSCECE strives to give their students a competitive advantage in today’s constantly evolving job market by fashioning well-rounded graduates. One way is by encouraging the development of career skills through extra-curricular activities and to reinforce these competencies with a Co-Curricular Record. This additional certification, available to all current full-time students, recognizes out-of-classroom activities and can be used to:
• Provide potential employers with concrete evidence of the student’s ability
• Accompany the academic transcript when pursuing further education
• Support bursary applications that require volunteer activities
There are computers onsite for student use equipped with Internet access and Microsoft Word.
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.
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 do get preference at all Templeton Properties buildings, for more information 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 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.
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 the course outlines 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 employability skills in NSCECE courses.