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Jane Norman College

60 Lorne St #1, Truro NS

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Nova Scotia Student Loan
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships


Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Education, Teaching Programs

  • The early childhood education program is a two-year course (four years if completed through part-time program) which prepares graduates to work in a variety of early learning environments such as preschools, playschools and daycares. Students participating in this program will acquire an understanding of the theories of child development as well as the ability to plan, implement and administer a balanced early learning curriculum. The early childhood education program provides students with a balance of theoretical and practical experiences which give them the opportunity to develop caring, professionalism and integrity in their interactions with children, families and the larger community. Delivery: 2 years of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study *Individuals interested in taking select courses and not the complete diploma program must complete sections 1 & 2 on the College application. These students are classified as Professional Development students.
  • (Post-ECE Diploma) The Inclusion and Intervention Diploma is an advance level program. The pre-requisite requirement is that applicants are graduates of a recognized early childhood program or who have been deemed equivalent by the Jane Norman College’s Academic and Admisssions Review Committee.
  • This program is an introduction to, and a comprehensive survey of, the field of special education. Special education is that branch of education responsible for meeting the needs of exceptional children – those who are gifted or who have impairments that affect intellectual, physical, emotional or sensory abilities.
  • Courses meeting the training requirements for individuals wishing to achieve a level 1 standing as outlined in the newly revised Day Care Standards.
  • Best practice in adult education will be utilized by way of example when teaching course content. Students will have the opportunity to participate as well as critique the various teaching/learning methodologies from both the presenter and participant perspective.  The program will consist of  three, ½ credit (30 hour) courses.

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

  • The Youth Worker diploma is a two-year course which prepares graduates to work with youth in a variety of community-based situations such as juvenile justice, recreation, rehabilitation and residential youth care.

Truro Campus

We are committed to lifelong learning and we are advocates for change through education.

In our programs, we endeavour to provide students with a balance of theoretical and practical experiences to prepare them to work in many different environments.

The Jane Norman College believes that graduates must have an understanding of the theories of human growth and development, have an ability to plan, implement and 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, professionals and the larger community.


The Jane Norman College is committed to quality education and social advancement to enhance the lives of children, youth and adults.

*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.