Worthy Wage Day 2015



NSCCA Worthy Wage Campaign 2015

Professional Pay for Professional Work

It’s not Early Childhood Education without the Early Childhood Educator

ECE MATTERS Video Campaign

Our goal for Worthy Wage Day 2015 is to raise public awareness about the value of Nova Scotia’s Early Childhood Educators: professional pay for professional work. The campaign aims to highlight the important work Early Childhood Educators do each day, and empower Nova Scotia’s Early Childhood Educators to become advocates for themselves and their profession.
It’s not Early Childhood Education without the Early Childhood Educator.

Watch for a special cameo appearance by Dan Hodgins:)

Tweet with hashtags ‪#‎ecematters‬ ‪#‎qualityece‬ ‪#‎nscca‬ ‪#‎value‬

Special thank you to A Bungalo Fun, Beech Tree Academy, Kids R Kids, IHSE Grad Class of 2015, Kinsmen Child Care, NEar to Me, NSCECE Class of 2015, Perriwinkles Child Care, Queens Day Care, Spring Garden Child Care, and St. Joseph’s Children’s Centre and the many contributors from the Yarmouth Spring Conference for contributing to this campaign:)

Meet Nova Scotia’s Early Childhood Educators…



We would like to thank the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario for allowing us to market and build on their Professional Pay for Professional Work initiative. Together we are stronger!

Past Worthy Wage Day Initiatives by the NSCCA

The previous NSCCA Worthy Wage campaigns were highly successful in highlighting the issue of insufficient funding for child care in our province.

Our 1st  Annual Worthy Wage Day, held on May 2, 2011 was our Hands Up for Worthy Wages celebration.  Stickers and buttons were distributed and staff and families were asked to wear these to show their support.

Our 2nd Annual Worthy Wage Day held on May 1, 2012 was a virtual strike.  Parents were asked to comment on how their family would be affected if the staff at their centre were to go on strike.  We also created two videos on the importance of child care which can be viewed by clinking on the link on our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/NSCCA2012

Our 3rd Annual Worthy Wage Day held May 1, 2013 asked centres to participate by collecting as many signatures as possible for our Worthy Wage Petition.  We collected over 2000 signatures and will be presenting these signatures to Minister of Education, Karen Casey when we meet with her on May 8, 2014 to ensure she is aware of the progress made with the previous NDP government.

Our 4th Annual Worthy Wage Day held May 1, 2014 asked individuals to participate in a letter writing campaign sent to all MLAs in Nova Scotia.


Worthy Wage Salary Guidelines 2014-16 NSCCA

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario  Professional Pay for Professional Work Inititative 

Centre for the Child Care Workforce

Finding a Better Way: Defining and Assessing Public Policies to 

Improve Child Care Workforce Compensation- University of California- Berkley 

Child Care Wages and a Quality Child Care System (CCHRSC)

Let’s Talk Child Care

Rethink Child Care

NSCCA Virtual Strike 2012 Yarmouth

Our Child Care Workforce (CCSC) More than a Labour of Love 






We encourage you to become involved!  Together our voice is stronger!