NS early childhood educators call for more training to help children with disabilities


A recent article in CBC highlights the increasing calls from Nova Scotia’s early childhood educators for more training to help care for children with disabilities. Journalist Celina Aalders spoke to several educators across the province who felt ill-prepared by their college education to work with children with disabilities. Several educators stated that they have asked for additional training, resources, and education especially on this topic. The Government of Nova Scotia Department of Education will reportedly release a new early learning curriculum this spring that places a greater emphasis on equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. “The province will continue to work with our post-secondary partners to strengthen pre-service training related to inclusion,” said NS spokesperson Krista Higdon.