The Province is committed to increasing and expanding the early childhood education workforce by supporting students to engage in formal training in early childhood education. The Province is allocating funding under the Canada-Nova Scotia Early Learning and Child Care Agreement via the NSCECE to reduce the tuition fee for students of the ECE Program in 2018/19 or 2019/20 with the intent to graduate the program by May 31, 2021.
Please contact us if you have questions about requirements to apply!
NEW Bursary to Promote Cultural Representation in Nova Scotia’s Early Childhood Education Workforce
Available to individuals from Indigenous, Acadian/Francophone, African Nova Scotian and Newcomer/Immigrant communities, each applicant may qualify for up to a maximum of $5,500.00 for tuition, fees and required text books for each year, to maximum of two years, of attendance at the ECE diploma training institution. The Bursary is available for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.
NEW Tuition Support Program
Exciting news for NSCECE incoming students enrolling in September 2019. There is now funding support available through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Labour and Advanced Education for students joining our program this fall.
A bursary of $1000 per semester (up to 4 semesters) will be given to the first 45 eligible full-time students who have applied for our 2 year diploma program.
Entrance scholarships are awarded to domestic and international students who graduate from High school with a 70% or higher average. This scholarship is only available to students in their first year of studies at NSCECE and will be renewed in January considering the student passes all their courses with an average of 70% of above. Applications must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by June 1st, to be eligible.
Students can apply to the Canada Student Loan Program. For more information, call the Student Assistance Office, Nova Scotia Department of Education at: