EYCDC: Early Years Community Development Centre 

Photo of EYCDC room with loose parts, books, and a play invitation

Putting Knowledge into Practice

The Early Years Community Development Centre is committed to supporting continuous professional development of early childhood educators and other professionals working with young children.

We offer online and hands-on resources to support professional learning and skill development. Our lending library has over 4000 items available for a loan: play materials, loose parts, toys, and books for children and adults, with a focus on inclusion and diversity. We invite new and seasoned educators to engage in professional learning where curiosity, reflection, and intentionality come together to enrich the quality of provided early learning and child care.

The EYCDC provides opportunities for centre-based learning, guided reflections, and increased  collaboration among early childhood educators and other early years professionals. Together, we can unlock the transformative power of learning to enhance our practice and ensure positive outcomes for young children and their families.

EYCDC team 

EYCDC Coordinator
Olha Khaperska, EYCDC Coordinator

Olha started her career as an ECE, and then added the roles of a consultant and a Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework facilitator. Olha is passionate about functional and beautiful learning environments. She has a degree in Management, an ECE diploma, an Early Childhood Administrator Certificate, and a Master of Education in Lifelong Learning/Adult Education (MSVU).

Erin MacKinnon, Library Clerk

Erin is delighted to combine her passions for libraries and children’s media. Erin received a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Francis Xavier University in 2019 and a Diploma in Library and Information Technology from the Nova Scotia Community College in 2020. She is excited to be a part of the NSCECE team.

EYCDC services

Location and contacts

We're located in the NSCECE College
6208 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A3

Circulation Desk: Erin MacKinnon

[email protected]
902.423.7114 Ext. 233

EYCDC Coordinator: Olha Khaperska

[email protected] 
902.423.7114 Ext. 227

EYCDC services are offered with the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.