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Student Affairs Committee:

The College’s student affairs committee, formerly Student Council, consists of two second year students who are selected from those students who submit applications by March 31st each year.  The term of their commitment is September-April the following school year.
The committee then seeks a class representative from each class on campus, as well as volunteers and Alley staff.  The purpose of the committee is to promote student participation in both academic and social activities throughout the school year.  Activities are promoted in the Student Lounge.  Watch for information regarding upcoming events and activities.


Student Parking:

Parking for students is only available on Lorne Street or at the Colchester Legion Stadium.  Student vehicles parked anywhere in the school board parking lot, or at the curb next to the Food Bank, may be towed at the owner’s expense.


Housing Options:

The Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus residence has a limited number of double and single rooms available for Institute students. The NSCC residence is located less than one kilometer from the Institute campus, at 36 Arthur Street. Accepted students wishing to apply for a room in residence should contact the NSCC Coordinator of residence at (902) 893-5378 or Jane Norman College at (902) 893-3342 to obtain an application. Students should complete that application and forward it, along with applicable fees, to the NSCC as soon as possible.

Jane Norman College also compiles on Off Campus Housing list each spring and this can be found at www.janenorman.ca, or by calling (902) 893-3342 or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Food Services:

There is a cafeteria on site, which is open daily, from which snacks and/or meals may be purchased. The cafeteria is located on the first floor. In addition, a student-run canteen, located in the student lounge, provides snacks.


Alumni Association:

The first Alumni association of The Institute for Early Childhood Education and Developmental Services was formed by the graduating class of 1995.  While our name has changed over time, the function of the Alumni association is to keep all former students in touch with each other by providing a yearly newsletter, organizing reunions and circulating current information.  All College graduates are encouraged to become active members in Alumni activities.  For more information please contact the administrative office of the College or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Career Support:

The College maintains an employment registry that assists both students and potential employers.  Students wishing to use the service must complete a registration form that indicates the type of work and locations in which they are seeking employment.  This information is then matched with information provided by employers. Contact Linda Sutherland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Employment Statistics:

Each January a questionnaire is mailed out to the most recent graduates of the Early Childhood Education, Youth Worker, Special Education, Student Support Worker and Public School Program Assistant programs (a sample questionnaire follows).  The returned questionnaires are then used to compile a booklet of employment statistics.  Information collected includes previous post-secondary education, number of graduates who have continued their education, location of employment, wages, and reasons why some graduates are not working in their field of study.  These booklets, dating back to 1976, are available for perusal at the Russell Resource Library at the College. 


Academic Supports

Jane Norman College provides financial supports via entrance scholarships for high school students and for mature students in our part-time programs. Scholarships are also available for students going on to more post-secondary education. Contact the Student Services Office for more information. 

Students experiencing academic concerns of any kind should contact the Student Services Office for more detailed information about tutoring.


Laboratory Settings

Students have the opportunity to observe and participate in two early learning environments which are housed in the College’s Lorne Street facility. These two centers ensure that, as well as having classroom instruction and field placements, our students have practical on-site interactions with children in a laboratory setting.


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