The Nova Scotia Child Care Association (NSCCA) is a non profit organization that recognizes that child care practitioners are the main ingredient in high quality child care and provide a valuable service to society. The organization is committed to improving standards and guidelines for the profession and thereby increases the quality of child care. NSCCA is dedicated to increasing the recognition of the important role of child care practitioners in providing quality child care to our children.
- To educate and facilitate the ethical practice of its members and support its members in applying ethics to their work.
- To educate and facilitate the use of standards of practice in its members.
- To advocate and support its members in their provision of quality child care.
The Nova Scotia Child Care Association (NSCCA) uses committees to accomplish its goals and involve its membership in establishing the direction of NSCCA.
NSCCA has three standing committees related to its objectives:
- Ethics Committee– To educate and facilitate the ethical practice of its members
- Membership and Standards Committee- To educate and facilitate the use of standards of practice in its members (PLAR committee is a sub committee of this committee)
- Advocacy Committee– To advocate and support its members in their provision of quality child care
In addition to these committees, NSCCA also has a Board of Directors with the responsibility to govern and manage the organization as well as work toward professional recognition of its members.
Who can be a committee member?
Membership participation is crucial to the quality of work accomplished by the committee and the organization. NSCCA seeks out members who have an interest and/or expertise in the committee’s focus.
- focus on the object of NSCCA that the committee is responsible for
- consider current issues, trends, research relative to the committee’s work
- consult with the general membership regarding the committee’s work
- make recommendations regarding the direction of NSCCA relative to the objective
- record and document meetings and recommendations
- develop an annual committee work plan with achievable outcomes
- report to the board and membership
Committee professional development responsibilities:
- reflect upon their work and translate it into professional development goals for the membership
- stimulate professional development activities relative to the committee’s focus
Committee communication responsibilities:
- Communicate their focus in newsletter articles, conference sessions and presentations to interested groups.
- Revise messages to communications plan relevant to committee’s focus
- Develop communications plan relevant to committee’s focus, recommendations for events, etc.
Becoming a committee member:
Contact the NSCCA Board of Directors indicating what committee you are interested in serving on. Give your name, phone both daytime and evening, and email address. A Board member will contact you.