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.
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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Early Childhood Education Report 2014: It's Time For Preschool
November 12, 2014, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
The 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 ...
October 16, 2012, Montreal, Quebec
Excerpt: "We are the Early Child Development Funders Working Group – it’s a mouthful and we could have devised a more pithy handle but we are not about branding; we are about a goal – publicly funded early education for every child from the age of two. This objective underpins our respective equity and social justice agendas. It is progressive, ambitious and achievable.
Ours is a collaboration of eight family foundations – some old and some new; some large, some small, stretching from Alberta to Newfoundland. We first met in Toronto in an exploratory meeting to see ...