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All-day kindergarten boosts reading [US-MD]

Author: 
Gowen, Annie
Publication Date: 
10 Sep 2001
Entered Date: 
10 Aug 2001

What does the research say about multi-age grouping for infants, toddlers and preschoolers?

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
February 12, 2014
4pp

This BRIEFing NOTE is about multi-age grouping (also called mixed-age or family groupings) in early childhood programs. It is written to inform the dialogue about a proposal by the Ontario government to introduce regulations for multi-age grouping models in the province. It provides details and context for the proposals, briefly reviews pertinent research literature on multi-age grouping and examines how multi-age settings are regulated in other jurisdictions. The importance of ratios, group sizes and ECE training in multi-age grouping is explored.

Innovations in provincial early learning curriculum frameworks

Rachel Langford, Ryerson University
Occasional paper 24
April 2010
33pp

This paper describes and analyzes the development, purposes, and content of provincial early learning curriculum frameworks and highlights the tools for practice they offer. Attention is given to particular theoretical perspectives articulated in the frameworks, and to examining how the frameworks address the critical issue of diversity within provincial contexts. An account of the implementation and evaluation of the curriculum frameworks in early childhood settings within each province is provided.

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