Committee

The Early Years Professional Development Committee consists of representatives of provincially funded Training Institutions and Support Sites. Committee members share their insights, needs assessment observations and professional development plans in order to coordinate, communicate and deliver quality professional development for all early childhood educators and other early years professionals in Nova Scotia.

 

The Early Years Professional Development Committee

  • CPRPS (Pointe-de-l'Église)

    Jacinthe Adams

    Jacinthe Adams is the Professional Development Coordinator at Centre provincial de ressources préscolaires. She began her career as an early...
  • NSCC (Kingstec)

    Sara Graves

    Sara Graves is the Coordinator of the Early Childhood Development Support Centre located at NSCC Kingstec Campus. Sara was an Early Childhood...
  • NSCC (Marconi)

    Karen Jacobs

    Karen Jacobs is the Coordinator of the Early Childhood Development Support Centre located and NSCC Marconi campus. Karen grew up in Louisbourg...
  • Jane Norman College (Truro)

    Jane Mackenzie

    Jane Mackenzie is the Early Years Support Site Coordinator at Jane Norman College. She has been an enthusiastic early childhood educator for...
  • EYCDC (Halifax)

    Carrie Melsom

    Carrie Melsom is the Program Services Coordinator in the Early Years Community Development Centre (NSCECE). She has been supporting Early Childhood...
  • MSVU (Halifax)

    Rhonda Rees

    Rhonda Rees is the Professional Development Coordinator, Department of Child and Youth Study, Mount Saint Vincent University. She first became...
  • NSCC (Cumberland)

    Krista Smith

    Krista Smith is the Coordinator of the Early Childhood Development Support Centre located at NSCC Cumberland Campus. Krista joined the ECDSC...

Department of Education & Early Childhood Development Representatives

Trish Mertins is the Coordinator of Early Childhood Education training and Classification Services in the Early Years Branch. She acts as a liaison between the Committee and the Department.

Julia MacKenzie is the Classification Review Officer in the Early Years Branch and provides administrative support to the Committee.