The plan to fully implement a quality early childhood program in all Nova Scotia public schools is crucial when more than one in five children live in poverty.
An economist who researched and recommended free preschool child care in Ontario says there are multiple reasons why the province’s anticipated child care plan, based on tax credits, is flawed.
Here are some key factors of success to consider for western government taking on large projects – following these will help prevent the routine fails we often see.
The shared knowledge brought to full-day kindergarten from teachers and early childhood educators is part of why Ontario’s program is so effective.
An internationally recognized educator who led the development of Ontario’s full-day kindergarten observes what’s at stake in little lives in one class.
Nine years in from its start date, full-day kindergarten is doing its job laying foundational learning for the future of individual children and the province at large.
Ontario’s investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?