All-day kindergarten ‘extraordinary’ and ‘ground-breaking’ says minister

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Sept. 1, 2010
All-day kindergarten, the first program of its kind in North America, will be launched at several county schools on Sept. 7… “Investing” in four-and five-year-olds is the key to their success as they progress through elementary and secondary school, Dombrowsky said… The minister says the McGuinty government wants to phase in the program so that the areas where the need is greatest–such as a higher incidence of low-income families — are addressed first. Where there is demand, extended day programs will also be offered, she said.

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Poverty big concern for child-care groups in Grey-Bruce

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

July 7, 2010
The profile, drawn up over two years with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, was put together to identify areas of strength and vulnerability in the younger population to help service providers plan how to respond to vulnerabilities identified and provide a baseline to track changes, a summary of the report says… The alliance is also looking at setting up service hubs to make it easier for young people and families to access the help they need. School seems to be an obvious place for them…

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