Media - 2019


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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Full-day Kindergarten is what Ontario needs for a stable future

The Conversation, February 10, 2019 Excerpt: "Charges that full-day kindergarten is a surplus frill must originate from those who never went or flunked out. Full-day kindergarten wasn’t an impulse move. It was a well-planned, evidence-based strategic investment." To access the full article

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O'Leary CHANCES celebrates expansion

The Journal Pioneer, February 11, 2019 Excerpt: "The expansion, which has been operational since September, has meant 17 additional early childhood learning spaces and three more staffing positions. CHANCES operates nine early learning centres and 11 before and after school programs across P.E.I. The organization opened an O’Leary centre in...

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The Rationale for Expanding Public Education to Include Preschool-Aged Children

January 17, 2019 Excerpt: "We all want our children to have the best chance at a good life. Fifty years of research shows participation in a high-quality preschool program benefits children’s development and reduces gaps at school entry. Early education’s advantages carry forward, showing a powerful effect on children’s later...

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