After School Program

Jane Norman College After School Program is a licensed child care program that adheres to the Nova Scotia Day Care Act and Regulations. Our program serves the children of Truro Elementary.

Our Philosophy

Our program is based on the belief that all children should be cared for by responsive, educated caregivers in an environment that encourages play and active learning. We believe in the importance of a rich learning environment that fosters independence, critical thinking, exploration, and embraces diversity. We also believe that inclusion is a process and we believe in working collaboratively with families to best meet the needs of the children. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the children of Truro Elementary a safe, stimulating, enjoyable and supervised after school program.  This program will be offered on site (at the school), allowing the children to enjoy the benefits of a seamless day of learning and caring.


Program Goals

  • to provide a safe, caring, nurturing environment.
  • to foster self-esteem.
  • to enhance and promote decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • to recognize and value special talents, interests and needs of each child.
  • to foster self-discipline and promote appropriate behaviour.
  • to provide a variety of experiences which promote the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of the child.
  • to establish, maintain and encourage open communication between families and early childhood educators.
  • to foster a feeling of connectedness to school community by attending a program located in the school.
  • to provide a setting in which students of Jane Norman College  can observe, interact and learn as part of their professional training.

A message from our Principal

In late spring 2009, the Jane Norman College approached the Truro Elementary School (TES) to see if there would be interest in partnering on an after-school program for the children of Truro Elementary.   We were happy to be on board with an organization with over 35 years of experience and knowledge of young children. The program received its license under the Nova Scotia Day Care Act at the beginning of September and has settled in nicely to the routine of TES. 

As we are obliged to charge a fee to non-CCRSB programs we are pleased to be able to use any funds raised towards the purchase of materials and resources for the school. This partnership is a win-win for TES, its students and their parents. We encourage parents to call Jane Norman College or drop in and see how this program works. 

Why sign up for the After School Program? 



Why our After School?

  • Qualified and caring early childhood educators 
  • Regulated by Dept. of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Children are not transported to another location

Benefits for Children

  • Qualified and caring early childhood educators
  • Variety of toys and materials and resources
  • Daily outdoor activities
  • Activities driven by interests of the children
  • Able to more easily take part in on-site school activities
  • The Program starts as soon as school finishes

What have our kids been doing?

  • sensory activities (flubber, goop, magic mud, play dough)
  • creative art (drawing, painting, collages, clay sculpting)
  • constructing (lego, lincoln logs, stick connectors, gears)
  • dramatic play (dress up, puppets)
  • science experiments
  • gym activities
  • board games
  • outdoor free play and organized activities

Sign Up Today

For More Information

Telephone: 902-893-3342


Program Hours:  2:00pm – 5:30pm