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Universal preschool a game changer for Nova Scotia

May 3, 2017 Nova Scotia becomes the third jurisdiction in Canada, following Ontario and the Northwest Territories, to provide two years of preschool education for all children. The initiative begins this fall in 30 schools providing a full day of play-based learning to over 700 four year olds. Within four...

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New Early Years Centre in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island

December 5, 2016 CHANCES Family Centre launches a new Early Years Centre in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island. The Centre will welcome 6 infants and 37 preschool children and is already close to full capacity. Local MLA and Health Minister Robbie Henderson congratulated CHANCES on their determination to make it happen...

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The Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain receives Honorary CPS Membership

The Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain receives Honorary CPS Membership for her dedication and contributions to improving child and youth health in Canada. Mrs. McCain was the first woman to be appointed Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, an office she held from 1994 to 1997. She advocated in that role for the...

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Margaret McCain pushes for expanding education to include 4 year olds

CBC News, June 22, 2016 Excerpt: "Former lieutenant governor Margaret McCain says if the provincial government is serious about fixing its literacy problems it needs to make radical changes that could mean an expansion of public education. McCain said it's time to adopt the Finnish model and expand public education...

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It’s wise to turn child care into credible early learning

The Chronicle Herald, June 6, 2016 Excerpt: "This isn’t about patching up a floundering program or even getting more parents into the workforce. More than any baby box, good, caring early education is fuel for young minds and healthy bodies. What children learn during this period of rapid brain development...

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