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Putting Knowledge Into Practice

Online professional development in bite-sized modules. Self-paced and on-demand.
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You can start earning Continuing Education credits with our video seminars RIGHT NOW.


Why choose EYCDC?

  • New courses arrive monthly
  • Courses align with Nova Scotian and Canadian standards
  • Community support through forums and live video calls
  • Special discounts on in-person programs
  • No sales email spam
  • Supports the creation of more high-value Continuing Education opportunities

EYCDC services are offered with the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Courses combine video content, self-guided reading, a self-guided worksheet, and an online quiz.

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Participants must upload a completed worksheet and pass the quiz to receive a certificate of completion.

Membership Promotion

Individual members get:

  • Short, self-paced, on-demand seminars
  • Relevant info, personable presenters
  • Reflective activities to support learning
  • New seminars added monthly
  • 30-day free trial

Organizations get:

  • Affordable, valuable, and flexible PD delivery
  • Exploring topics together as a team
  • Individual log-in credentials for ECEs
  • Live reflective sessions with presenters (optional)
  • Simple monthly or annual fee: “Set it and forget it”
  • Free Lending Library access (value of $125-175 per year)
  • 30-Day free trial

Monthly Plans

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(value of $18/month)

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Small Organization 

Up to six ECEs
(value of $38/month)

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Large Organization

Up to fifteen ECEs
(value of $78/month)


Do you employ more than 15 ECEs? Contact us for a custom quote: [email protected] 

Annual Plans 

Annual Membership EYCDC: Individual

Annual Membership EYCDC: Small Organization

Annual Membership EYCDC: Large Organization


Meet Our Faculty

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Carrie Melsom 

Carrie Melsom has been engaged in actively thinking about ELCC since she entered the field in 1986. She has supported reflective practice and professional learning for early childhood educators since 2005. Carrie continues her own professional learning and growth as an active member of the ROW initiative, an ELCF facilitator and as the Coach Team Lead for the Pyramid Model in the Halifax Region.

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Sue Stacey

Sue has been in the ECE profession for over 30 years in various roles, such as: Early Childhood Educator, Director, Practicum Advisor, College Instructor and Consultant. She presents and writes regularly and is inspired by approaches from Reggio Emilia and inquiry-based practices.

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Ron Grady

Ron Grady has spent a decade in the early education field, starting out as a researcher and transitioning to work in classrooms. Ron holds a Bachelors in Psychology with a focus on learning and development, and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. He teaches at the NOLA Nature School in New Orleans. 

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Bora Kim

Bora has been learning, practicing, researching, and advocating early years pedagogy that promotes play, land-based learning, and pedagogical documentation for collaborative inquiry through her role as a faculty member in the ECE Program at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.


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Olha Khaperska 

Olha Khaperska has recently started her new role as a Manager, Early Years Professional Development Services at NSCECE. She began her career as an ECE and then added the roles of a consultant and a NS ELCF facilitator. Olha is passionate about functional and beautiful learning environments. She has a degree in Management, an ECE diploma, and an Early Childhood Administrator Certificate. She works towards her MEd degree in Lifelong Learning at MSVU, which will help her support ECEs in their lifelong learning journeys.

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Liz Hicks 

Liz Hicks, elementary teacher from England, ECE diploma, 40 plus years in early childhood, in various capacities, and at present a private consultant working in early childhood education in NS, providing professional development in a variety of topics, consultations and pedagogical leadership.

More Information

We're located in the NSCECE College
6208 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A3 
902.423.7114 Ext. 233