Projects & Publications


This information was last updated on February 1, 2013 prior to the CCHRSC’s dissolution. For more information, please see the message from the Board

Our projects produced research and developed strategies and tools to meet the needs of the child care workforce and achieve related goals. Click on the titles of our projects for more information.

The CCHRSC worked collaboratively with a number of stakeholders who provided resources and information for the HR Toolkit. Below are links to content that are particularly relevant to board members of child care organizations.  


Individuals certified in Early Childhood Education in another province or territory may apply for Classification in Nova Scotia under the Agreement on Internal Trade and The Labour Mobility Act.

In this section you'll find introductions to the HR policy topics listed below. These introductions will give you things to think about when developing a policy on each topic. You will also find samples for each topic.

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At the present time there is no appeals process.


Classification does not expire provided staff submit proof of continuing professional development.

Staff are required to submit proof of completion of thirty hours of professional development to enhance skills and knowledge specific to early childhood care and education in every three year period following the date their Classification was issued.

Aimee Clark: Child Care Advocate, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Aimee Clark has been involved in child care for almost 30 years without ever being paid. That’s because most of her work has been as a child care advocate.

To communicate effectively, in other words, to be understood and understand others, is a set of skills to be learned and practiced. This section outlines the common misconceptions many of us hold about the art of communicating, as well as the importance of self-awareness in communication. It also presents some essential skills for sending and receiving messages.