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Source: CFAX 1070 (begins at 7:00), November 22, 2014

Kerry McCuaig discusses the Early Childhood Education Report 2014.

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Early childhood education on P.E.I. gets high marks

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 ...

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Three New Studies Find Child Care is Good for Kids and the Economy

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 ...

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Byline with Brian Lilley

Source: Sun News Network, November 14, 2014

Kerry McCuaig spoke with prime time host Brian Lilley to discuss the Early Childhood Education Report 2014.

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Early Learners Catch the Worm

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 ...

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N.L. pumps up performance

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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Province Making Progress on Early Childhood Education

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 ...

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Early Childhood Education Report 2014 - Launch Video

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OISE's Atkinson Centre releases report on early childhood education in Canada

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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Early Childhood Education Report 2014 - Launch Webcast

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ECE Report 2014 webcast

Wednesday November 12, 2014

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Despite increased provincial investment, report shows Canadian children still denied access to preschool

Source: www.virtualpressoffice.com

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 ...

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Despite increased provincial investment, report shows Canadian children still denied access to preschool

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 ...

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Canadian child-care gap a pressing problem, reports say

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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Early Childhood Education Report 2014 - Launch Presentation

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PEI Speech from the Throne

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 ...

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The Early Childhood Education Report 2014: It's Time for Preschool Released

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Despite increased provincial investment, report shows Canadian children still denied access to preschool
 
Mexico and UK provide better access than Canada

TORONTO, 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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