Jane Norman College
60 Lorne Street
Truro, NS B2N 3K3
Jane Norman College is committed to quality education and social advancement to enhance the lives of children, youth, and adults.
In our programs (Early Childhood Education Diploma, Youth Worker Diploma, Teacher Assistant Certificate) we endeavour to provide students with a balance of theory and practice to prepare them to work in many different environments. We are committed to lifelong learning and we are advocates for change through education. The College believes that graduates must: have an understanding of human growth and development; have the ability to plan, to implement, and to administer a balanced curriculum and/or program; have a variety of practical experiences; display integrity, caring and professionalism in all interactions with children, youth, families, other professionals and the larger community.
Jane Norman College started in 1976 as a program of the Nova Scotia Teachers College. The College, recognized both nationally and internationally, continued to grow and re-shape programs for the needs of Nova Scotia’s children and youth. The College has always supported small communities and still runs part-time programs in various locations across Nova Scotia. In 1992 the College became a non-funded, not for profit college. The College offers programs and services that are natural extensions of our diplomas and certificate including, a lab school (licensed daycare facility), an early year’s support site, an approved family home daycare agency, an early year’s loose parts lab, Pyramid Model coaching, and a licensed, on-site, after school program. The College has been known as Early Childhood Development, the Institute for Early Childhood Education and Developmental Services, and the Institute for Human Services Education. In 2016 the Board of Governors renamed the College to honour the founder of the College, Dr Jane Norman
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