June 2017 Conference and Trade Show

Provincial Early Childhood Conference and Trade Show

Nova Scotia Child Care Association, centre provincial de ressources préscolaires, and Certification Council of ECE Nova Scotia

“Nurturing Practice and Reflection"                                                             logo-june-2017

June 2-3, 2017   Westin Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

In keeping in line with our mission and goals, the NSCCA provides professional development opportunities to Early Childhood Educators and practitioners in Nova Scotia.  These opportunities are aimed to enhance practice, professionalism, and quality of care for Nova Scotia’s children and families through high quality, informative and practical workshops.

The NSCCA partners with the Certification Council of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia (CCECENS) and centre provincial de ressources préscolaires (CPRPS) in their planning and delivery of the Spring Conference.   Our 2016 Conference attracted close to 400 Early Childhood Educators, centre Administrators, government officials, training instructors, students and advocates for children and families.

2017 June Conference Program          

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Organized by your provincial child care organizations



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Click here for the Awards Nomination Packages

Awards and Recognition Gala Friday, June 2/17

*Please note that the Yuk Yuk's show has been Cancelled*  



2017 Featured Presenters 

Anne Marie Coughlin and Angela Woodburn from London Bridges Child Care Services in London Ontario

is the Educational Director at London Bridge Child Care Services in London, Ontario, Canada. Over the past 30 years she has worked in a variety of roles in the early learning sector including, classroom educator, centre and program director, professional development coordinator, and community college teacher. Anne Marie is the author of several articles focusing on Child Care and Pedagogical Leadership and has had work published in local, provincial, national and international early learning publications. Anne Marie is the co-author of a research brief on Pedagogical leadership for the Ontario Ministry of Education and has contributed work to books such as Visionary Director, Designs for Living and Learning second edition and The Unscripted Classroom. She currently serves as a Director on the Ontario Reggio Association Board and is Provincial Director for the Canadian Association of Young Children. Anne Marie is an accomplished, passionate speaker who is known for her innovative work with Early Childhood Educators and her inspiring vision. Anne Marie works as a mentor for both classroom educators and program leaders, exploring ways to work with and think about both child and adult learning.

awANGELA WOODBURN is currently the Program Director of Operations at London Bridge Childcare Services in London Ontario, Canada. Since 1991, she has worked for London Bridge, first as an Infant and Preschool Teacher and later as a Centre Director. Her current role involves providing training and mentoring to both leaders and frontline educators, as well as providing operational supports to the 14 London Bridge centres. She is actively involved in the various community committees including Huron County Service Integration and the Quality Childcare Committee. Angela writes and presents workshops for London Bridge and within the local early childhood community.

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