Media - 2019


Nova Scotia’s new pre-primary class gives kids a head start through play-based learning

The Conversation, April 29, 2019 Excerpt: "Recent investment in universal early childhood education in Nova Scotia is helping to shape a different future for the province’s youngest generation and their families.Elementary school in Nova Scotia has traditionally started with what’s termed Grade Primary, when children are five years old. But...

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Childcare project includes seven recommendations for improvements to P.E.I. system

Journal Pioneer, March 27, 2019 Excerpt: "Starting universal preschool for four-year-olds in P.E.I. is one of the recommendations coming out of a research project released Tuesday.The Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation partnered with CHANCES on the six-year research project to look at the impact of expanding access to early-childhood...

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Public preschool for all P.E.I. 4-year-olds recommended by new study

CBC, March 26, 2019 Excerpt: "A research study into the well-being and educational development of Island Children by Chances and the Margaret and Wallace Family Foundation recommends public preschool for all four-year-olds on P.E.I.The non-profit Chances and the McCain foundation carried out a six-year research project between 2012 and 2018...

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SECD's eMessage - Reflective Practice

March 13, 2019 Do you use reflective practice in your interactions or work with children? Do you carefully observe children, listen to what they are saying, and pay attention to what they are doing? Do you take time to marvel in what you notice and thoughtfully consider what you can...

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New research shows quality early childhood education reduces need for later special ed

The Conversation, March 4, 2019 Excerpt: "We found that a continuum of evidence, from multiple studies in multiple countries, unanimously demonstrates what specialists call the “pre-emptive nature” of early childhood education: it pre-empts issues from developing or getting more challenging.There is a payoff of early quality childhood education for families,...

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