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Early Childhood Assistant (ECA) Certificate Program (Level One)

This streamlined 9-month ONLINE program is perfect for childcare practitioners currently working in the field.

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Attain an ECA Certificate

Overview:

  • Obtain the academic and practical requirements for your first ECE-related Nova Scotia Classification Level.
  • ECAs enjoy good work in a positive working environment.
  • This provides a great way to try out the industry.

Opportunities:

  • Earn your first ECE-related Nova Scotia Classification Level.
  • Earn more than minimum wage.
  • Take your first courses in Early Childhood Education knowing that you can use them toward future credit if you decide to continue your education. 

Lifestyle:

  • Work normal business hours.
  • Typically have holidays off.
  • Find steady work (not seasonal).
  • Full-time employment.

Available Jobs:

  • Early Childhood Educator.
  • Childcare worker.

Expected Income:

  • $15 / hour is the salary floor for a Level One educator in a licensed child care facility.

Early Childhood Assistant (ECA) Handbook
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Hi, I’m Shawna and I’ve been working as an Early Childhood Educator or ECE for over 10 years. I want to offer my help and support as you embark on your own career in Early Childhood Education.

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Secure your place in line with some basic information and an application fee.
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Tell us about yourself and upload supporting documents using our online application portal. 
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Connect with your NSCECE Student Success Advisor to discuss tuition and funding. 
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For Canadian and International Applicants

ECA Application - Canadian Student

$25.00 CAD
International Student Application

$75.00 CAD

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