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Open Letter: A Smart Investment in Our Future

In an open letter sent to several media across Canada, a group of charitable foundations urge politicians to look at early childhood education in a new light - as a must-have element to build a more prosperous Canada for all.


Smart Investment in our Future

Edmonton Journal
June 30, 2015

Excerpt: "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child identifies ECE as a right of all children. But children have no means to exercise that right. They cannot vote; they have no professional lobbyists.

We are raising our voices on their behalf in the hope that many more Canadians will do the same. ECE is a powerful tool to enable children and Canada to succeed. We want it to be prominent on the public agenda."

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It's Time For Preschool Report Launch

Early Childhood Education Report 2014: It's Time For Preschool
November 12, 2014, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

ECERcoverThe Early Childhood Education Report 2014: It’s Time for Preschool released November 12, 2014 by the Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto is the second status update in three years. It measures provincial and territorial performance based on different criteria including investments in early education and child care programs and children’s access. It also compares Canada’s results to other developed economies.

The Early Childhood Education Report 2014, related ...


Kettle and Stony Point First Nations

June 25, 2014

It was no ordinary last day of school before the summer break in this First Nation.

When former Prime Minister Paul Martin, Margaret Norrie McCain and other honoured guests pulled up at Hillside elementary school, they were welcomed by students, many wearing their traditional regalia. The day was a celebration of the students’ success and a thank you to the Martin Aboriginal Initiative and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation for supporting integrated early years programming and culturally-based literacy instruction.

Over the 5-year project the students’ academic achievement scores in reading and writing increased significantly – Hillside ...


We Are Stronger Together Conference

April 13, 2013
Barrie, Ontario

Description: Early Years Study 3: Making Decisions, Taking Action makes a compelling case for why policy makers should focus attention and resources on young children and their families. The social, economic and scientific rationale for increased investments in early childhood education is clear and well documented.

Good education, begun early, can improve every child’s chance of success. It is fair. It works. It is affordable. It enjoys widespread popularity, and we are already well on our way in Canada to making it a reality.

To help chart our progress, Early Years Study 3 introduced ...


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