Mental Health in the Early Years: Social Emotional Wellness from the Start-Registration Now Open! Online Registration Open August 10- October 11, 2017.

Fall Registration Package 2017

Fall 2017 Registration Form




The Nova Scotia Child Care Association, and our sponsors, are pleased to host our fifth annual Mental Health in the Early Years: Social Emotional Wellness from the Start.  We hope to provide practical knowledge and tools through a variety of exciting professional development opportunities aimed to support those wo work with our most vulnerable population, children 0-6, and their families.

This two-day conference, with a special pre-conference seminar with Dr. Dan Hughes, will take place at Mount Saint Vincent University, Rosaria Centre from October 20-22, 2017.

The Nova Scotia Child Care Association hopes to provide practical information for professionals to use in their daily interactions with young children, while stimulating the mind and recognizing the important work we do each day.  This conference in intended to strengthen ties, and expand collaborations between professional who work with children in the early years of life, particularly those who require additional support.

The Nova Scotia Child Care Association welcomes stakeholders from a wide range of professions:

  • Education Professionals- Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, School Administrators, Child Care Centre Administrators
  • Directors, Professors
  • Early Interventionists, Resource Teachers, and Classroom Support Staff
  • Professionals and Clinicians in Health Care
  • Social Care Workers and Administrators
  • Policy Administrators/Policy Makers in Government
  • Researchers and Scientists
  • Judicial and Law Professionals
  • Parents and caregivers

The conference planning committee invites you to participate in this exciting opportunity.  Enclosed you will find our Registration Package.  We look forward to seeing you this fall!



We would like to acknowledge the contribution of our partners for supporting the Nova Scotia Child Care Association in providing the Mental Health in the Early Years: Social Emotional Wellness from the Start Conference:  Department of Education and Early Childhood Development,  Margaret and Wallace Family Foundation, Mount Saint Vincent University.



Conference Program Schedule


Friday, October 20, 2017

8:00-9:00         Registration/Networking

9:00-10:30       “Keeping PACE with Attachment”- Dr. Dan Hughes

10:30-11:00      Nutrition Break

11:00-12:30      “Keeping PACE with Attachment”- Dr. Dan Hughes

12:30-1:30        Lunch

1:30-4:00          “Keeping PACE with Attachment”- Dr. Dan Hughes


Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:00-8:45         Registration and Networking

8:45-9:00         Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00       Keynote Presentation-  Nancy Carlsson-Paige  

10:00-10:30      Nutrition Break

10:30-12:30      “Play and its role in social and emotional wellbeing”- Nancy Carlsson Paige

12:30-1:00         Lunch

1:00-2:00          Panel–  Nova Scotia Early Learning Curriculum Framework:  A Vision for Children’s Learning

2:00-4:00         Workshop Series A


Sunday, October 22, 2017

8:00-9:00         Registration and Networking

9:00-10:15         Keynote Presentation- Dr. Kristen McLeod

10:15-10:45       Nutrition Break

10:45-12:00      “Caring for children who experience trauma”- Dr. Kristen McLeod

12:00-1:00        Lunch

1:00-3:00          Workshop Series B

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