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Annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools 2011

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The Measure of Success: What Really Counts?
People for Education
Publication Date: 
1 Jun 2011

Early Years Education & Care section starts on pg 20 of the pdf.

Highlights from the reports Early Years Care & Education section:

• 19% of English-language schools outside of Northern Ontario offer full-day, every day kindergarten programs, compared to 5% last year.
• Across Ontario, 30% of elementary schools have on-site childcare programs for kindergarten-aged children.
• 24% of schools report having a family support program, up from 20% last year.

• the province enact regulations so that only school boards, municipalities and not-for-profit agencies are permitted to operate extended day programs in schools,
• the province mandate, with appropriate funding and support, that school boards offer extended day programs for children from 4 to 12 years of age,
• the province develop policy and funding to ensure municipal and not-for-profit operators have access to space in schools, at cost, for full-year, extended day programs for 4-and 5-year-olds,
• the province mandates boards to establish collaborative policies and practices, including joint professional development for teachers and early childhood educators, so that extended programs are truly seamless, and
• the province work with other levels of government to provide support to the child care sector to offset revenue losses associated with full-day kindergarden.

Entered Date: 
29 Jun 2011
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