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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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Making Progress in Early Childhood Education

October 2016 Making Progress in Early Childhood EducationThe Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation, 2008-2016

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Building The Workforce of the Future: The Case for ECE Investment

October 2016 View Craig Alexander, Senior Vice-President and the Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada, presentation to the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation Board; Building The Workforce of the Future: The Case for ECE Investment.

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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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Presentation to Ensemble for Education, Paris

The Honourable Margaret McCain presented at the OECD Ensemble for Education: 1st Early Childhood Education Action Congress in Paris, outlining the success we've had in Canada through the Early Years Study. Access the presentation (pdf)

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Nova Scotia’s Early Years Centre Research Advisory Committee

Nova Scotia’s Early Years Centre Research Advisory Committee meets at Rockingstone School, Halifax

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Time for Preschool Video

A new video on the Time for Preschool webpage provides an inside view of an early education program, from the perspective of children, parents and educators.

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