Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada

About the Department


An 'Administrative History' of the Department of Education - a historical overview of the department - is available from the "Government Administrative Histories Online" Web site, provided by Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management.

Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Brunswick Place
2021 Brunswick Street
P.O. Box 578
Halifax, NS B3J 2S9

Phone: 902-424-5168
Fax: 902-424-0511

The department's mandate is carried out through the provision of a publicly funded school system with:

  • high quality educational programs and student services in both of Canada's official languages

  • strong assessment and evaluation services

  • a focus on developing cultural proficiency throughout the system to support student learning

  • a progressive and responsive policy environment

  • effective financial management, facilities planning and comptrollership

  • Organizational Structure

    The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is comprised of several operational units, including:

    Acadian and French Language Services

    Early Years
    Public Schools
    School Board Relations
    Corporate Policy
    Corporate Services