Université Ste-Anne is the only post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia to offer French ECE training.

Program Overview

  • Full-time, two-year diploma program beginning September 2023 – April 2025.
  • Classes are offered in French, onsite at the Halifax Campus to maximize engagement with instructors and other students.
  • Work experiences (practicums) are credit courses, providing students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Students spend a significant part of their time with children of all ages, observing and supporting their learning in a variety of settings.

Free Tuition and Priority Admission

EECD is fully funding the costs of tuition, textbooks, and student fees for this program. Priority admission and funding will be given to applicants who identify as Acadian/francophone.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Hold a high school graduation diploma or equivalent (before classes start in September 2023).
  • Have Mastery of the French language.
  • Be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia (temporary foreign workers, international students, or any other person in Canada on a temporary resident visa do not qualify).
  • Please visit the Université Sainte-Anne website for full admission requirements.

How to Apply


Application Deadline: 

Apply by September 1, 2023. When spaces are filled, you will be added to a waitlist if you meet the eligibility criteria.