Professional Development: Transformative Power of Learning

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Early Years Community Development Centre

The field of Early Childhood Education is constantly changing. The EYCDC will help you develop and maintain a reflective ECE practice that aligns with your values, current research-based knowledge, and focus on well-being of children and families. We offer:

  • self-paced online PD seminars to build a robust toolbox of strategies and approaches
  • centre-based workshops to address unique PD needs for you and your centre
  • various PD to maintain your professional qualification (30 PD hours every three years required by DEECD)
  • opportunities for reflections, discussions, and sharing knowledge with other ECE professionals
  • loose parts collections, books for children and adults, play materials and kits
  • room for workshops and staff meetings; children's visits (storytime on Wednesday)
  • affordable annual fees to save time and money for busy ECEs and administrators

EYCDC Professional Development Services

Online PD seminars

Online PD Seminars

  • Self-paced & on-demand
  • Concise videos & helpful visuals
  • Flexible membership options
  • FREE 30-day trial period
  • BONUS: FREE library access  
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Lending Library

Lending Library

  • Children’s books ​
  • Adult non-fiction books​
  • Professional ECE magazines​
  • Toys/games
  • Loose parts (indoors & outdoors)
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  • Centre-based for all staff
  • Blended: online PD + reflection
  • Live virtual sessions
  • At EYCDC in person
  • NEW: Invite a presenter
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Children's visits

Children's Visits

  • Weekly Wednesday visits
  • Explore our collections
  • Enjoy the storytime
  • Book your time online
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Room Reservation

Room Reservation​

  • For large & small groups​
  • Staff meetings, workshops
  • Zoom conferences
  • Technology & Internet
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NS Framework (ELCF)

NS Framework (ELCF)

  • Support Site for EYPDC
  • Monthly online modules
  • Knowledable facilitators
  • Guides & supporting materials
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EYCDC services are offered with the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.