Mentoring Skills Development


APPLICATION PACKAGE  call for facilitators ethics and mentoring (1)(PDF)

The NSCCA aims to support child care practitioners in ethical and best practices.  Using the Partnerships in Practice module we will explore infrastructure necessary to support mentoring with child care practitioners;  Support and Recognition, Reflective Practice, Continuous Growth and Building Relationships.


Exciting Professional Development Opportunity for NSCCA MEMBERS!

NSCCA is pleased to invite you to participate in 2 exciting initiatives that will allow you to enhance your practice and contribute to your organization by furthering its goals for applying ethics and occupational standards of practice, while providing you with Professional Development hours!

Two of the goals for NSCCA are to provide you, our members, with skill in ethical decision making and to develop a mentoring culture in our organization and our sector.  To do this we are providing facilitator training in the delivery of ethical decision making and in mentoring skills development. Training will include co-facilitation with a master facilitator.


Facilitating “Using the NSCCA Code of Ethics  Guide to Our Practice”:

Facilitation Training will include 3 hours, 1.5 for the module and 1.5 in facilitation techniques and practice.  You will be required to deliver at least one session with a master facilitator to receive your certification in delivering the module.  Training in delivering the module qualifies for 3 PD HOURS and the co-facilitation qualifies for 3 PD HOURS.

Facilitating “Partners In Practice Mentoring Skills Series”:

Facilitation training will include 6 hours in facilitation training for the seven mentoring modules (Qualifies for 6PD HOURS). With a master facilitator you will deliver one of the three hour modules plus one of the 6 hour modules to receive your certification in delivering the series.  (Each module co-facilitated qualifies for an additional 3 PD HOURS)


Your commitment to deliver at least one of the modules (3 hr or 6 hour) per year for NSCCA. An honorarium for each module delivered through NSCCA is provided once you are trained in facilitation. Costs of materials will be covered by NSCCA.
Application form Due May 15, 2014

Training sessions will be held at NSCCA office

102 Chain Lake Drive, Bayers Lake, Halifax, NS

Questions? email


Ethics & Mentoring Skills Development for ECEs

Mentoring is supporting and encouraging people to grow as learners, to reach their full potential, develop skills, and improve their performance to reach goals.  Mentoring empowers others while being a personal development tool.  Mentoring is a partnership; a relationship between two people built on mutual trust and respect.

As child care practitioners, we often rely on colleagues to support us and guide us as we grow personally and professionally, and we approach one another to seek acknowledgement and validation in our practice. This seminar series will provide you with the skills to be an effective member of a mentoring pair, a relationship that will give and receive support and recognition from each other as you learn new things together.

As a reflective practitioner, many times mentors will rely on similar experiences to gain empathy and an understanding of situations their colleague may be experiencing.  As you progress through the series you will gain skills as a mentor/guide, that can help colleagues develop personal and professional goals, while encouraging them to believe in themselves and boost their confidence. You will also become more self-aware through developing skills in reflective practice.


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