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Nova Scotia & Lillio Academy

Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in Nova Scotia?

Yes! Lillio Academy certificates are accepted by the NS Department of Education & Early Childhood Development and Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC).

Sign up for Lillio Academy to complete your professional development hours at your convenience! You can work at your own pace from wherever you want. Once you complete a course, you can download your certificate!

Nova Scotia Child Care Training Requirements: 

In accordance with Regulation 38 of the Early Learning and Child Act and Regulations, all providers in the province of Nova Scotia are required to complete 30 hours of professional development every three years starting from the date your Level 1 Classification or School Age Approval was issued. In Nova Scotia, two-thirds of all staff must have completed an early childhood education program or equivalent.

Training topic areas include the following:

  • Child growth and development

  • Curriculum 

  • Behavior guidance

  • Observation and assessment

  • Health, safety, and nutrition

  • Diversity

  • Exceptional Children

  • Professionalism and community resources

  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education

  • Communication

Click here to learn more about the courses Lillio Academy offers that cover required training topics! 

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for the specific requirements, rules, and regulations of your state. The Nova Scotia licensing website can be found here.

Last Updated: May 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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