Media - 2019

P.E.I. aims for 2020 rollout of public pre-kindergarten program

CBC News | October 16, 2019 Excerpt: "P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says his government hopes to launch a new half-day, public pre-kindergarten program in the fall of 2020.The promise of the optional program for four-year-old Island children was a key component of the education platform the PCs put forward during...

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Nova Scotia - Before and After Program, Busing Coming for Pre-primary

Government of Nova Scotia, August 20, 2019 Excerpt: "Families will have more opportunities to access pre-primary in September with the expansion of the Nova Scotia Before and After Program and bus service. “Families told us that before and after programming and transportation would make it easier for them to access...

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Feds announce $1.8 mil for early childhood development in GTA

CityNews, August 12, 2019 Excerpt: "The federal government has announced nearly 1.8-million dollars in funding for early childhood development projects in the Greater Toronto area. It says the projects are aimed at finding new and innovative ways to improve early leaning and child care service delivery. The funding is going...

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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 Inc. partnered with CHANCES on the six-year research project to look at the impact of expanding access to early-childhood...

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