The Early Years Community Development Centre is a place where young children and the people who work with them are celebrated and supported.
Resources have been carefully selected to support professional learning and skill development. Curriculum materials, toys, and books with a focus on inclusion and diversity are available for loan. Over 3600 resources are available. EYCDC staff aim to provide a space where play, curiosity, reflection, and intentionality come together to enrich quality. The EYCDC supports the early years community by increasing collaboration among early childhood educators and other early years professionals. Together we put our shared knowledge into practice to support good outcomes for young children and their families.
EYCDC staff are passionate and committed to supporting our community. We are skilled and knowledgeable early childhood specialists who are eager to engage in conversations about this complex work, share ideas, and help you to the information and resources you are looking for. We offer much more than toys and books. We offer professional development workshops on a wide variety of topics, as well as communities of practice facilitated by EYCDC staff. We are happy to offer meeting and workspace to individuals and programs who are interested in collaborating while they have all our EYCDC resources at their fingertips.
EYCDC services are offered with the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Professional Development Opportunities
We offer professional development and provide networking opportunities that support the development of professional knowledge. Presenters are skilled specialists who facilitate interactive and engaging opportunities to reflect-on and for-action while rekindling your passion for your work. The EYCDC also offers professional learning and communities of practice in support of Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework.
Discover our extensive selection of materials that are available to support program development and professional learning in early years settings.
Materials include books and DVDs; curriculum enrichment materials and toys; children’s books and music; and educator kits that offer a variety of ideas and props to support exploration, play, and curriculum planning.