IT'S TIME FOR PRESCHOOL
It’s time for our children
It’s time for Canada to step up
It’s time to invest
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Source: Yahoo Shine On, August 18, 2015
Canadian children are, in fact, wrangling with crayons, glue sticks, scissors, and storytime, at a comparatively young age. The 2014 study, “It’s Time for Preschool” by the Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) reported that 58 per cent of 2 to 4-year-olds across Canada regularly attended preschool between 2011 and 2014.
Dr. Emis Akbari, the study’s co-author and a postdoctoral fellow at Atkinson, wrote: “Studies show children who attend preschool have a better vocabulary, have improved impulse control and are more accepting of cultural diversity.”"
Source: Guelph Tribune, February 24, 2015
Excerpt: "Even early childhood educator Ashley Portt cannot afford or find space in a regulated childcare centre for her two children. Portt’s five-year-old is enrolled in full-day kindergarten, but the school doesn’t have an extended day program. When her two-year-old was born, infant care was way too expensive, especially after taking a maternity leave."
Source: CFAX 1070 (begins at 7:00), November 22, 2014
Kerry McCuaig discusses the Early Childhood Education Report 2014.
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Source: CBC News, Prince Edward Island
Excerpt: "P.E.I. is the only province that requires all its educators in kindergarten to have teacher training with a specialty in early childhood education,” she said. P.E.I.'s improvements since the 2011 report see it tie with Quebec for first place. Still, both provinces only ...
Source: Toronto Star, November 17, 2014
Excerpt: A second report, by the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, points out there are other important benefits to early childhood education: It reduces inequalities that result from poverty and decreases the number of children in special education classes by identifying problems and intervening early; Better education ...
Source: Sun News Network, November 14, 2014 Kerry McCuaig spoke with prime time host Brian Lilley to discuss the Early Childhood Education Report 2014.
Source: The Compass, Carbonear NL
Excerpt: “Newfoundland’s decision to integrate full-day kindergarten programming has helped push the province from being last in investing in early childhood education to being noticed as one of the movers towards improving the system,” said Emis Akbari. The provincial government said it will spend $34.5 million to implement ...
Source: The Telegram, St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, Thursday November 13, 2014
Excerpt: A national report released Wednesday that singles out this province as having made marked progress over the rest of the country on early childhood education is promising, says the chairwoman of a local advocacy group for children’s learning.
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Source: VOCM Local News Now, Thursday November 13, 2014
Excerpt: 'It's Time for Preschool,' released yesterday by the Atkinson Centre, is the second status update in three years. In 2011, this province ranked last of all the provinces on the report's 15-point scale. While Newfoundland and Labrador is still behind according to the ...
Source: OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), University of Toronto
Excerpt: When the first Early Childhood Education Report was released in 2011, only three Canadian jurisdictions made it past the halfway mark on the report's 15-point scale. Today, Quebec and Prince Edward Island are tied for first place with 10 points, while four ...
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Wednesday November 12, 2014
Excerpt: In the 2011 report, only three Canadian jurisdictions made it past the halfway mark on the report's 15-point scale. Today, Quebec and Prince Edward Island are tied for first place with 10 points, while four other provinces—New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia—scored above 7. The other ...
Source: Prevention Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon
Excerpt: The Early Childhood Education Report 2014: It's Time for Preschool released today by the Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto is the second status update in four years. It measures provincial and territorial performance based on 15 different criteria ...
Source: Toronto Star, November 12, 2014
Excerpt: After a year of parental leave, there’s a huge gap in early childhood services that has provinces scrambling to “fill the void” for families for three years until kids start school, says a report to be released Wednesday by the Atkinson Centre at the University of Toronto ...
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Delivered by The Honourable Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
November 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Excerpt: In 2011, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) ranked PEI’s new early learning and child care system second in Canada, behind only Quebec. Since then, our system has been further enhanced through ...
Press release For immediate distributionDespite increased provincial investment, report shows Canadian children still denied access to preschool Mexico and UK provide better access than CanadaTORONTO, November 12, 2014 – The federal government may be reluctant to invest in preschool but that hasn’t stopped the provinces and territories from improving their programs to help ...
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