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Canadian Union of Public Employees position paper: Early childhood education & Nova Scotia's Pre-Primary Program

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Publication Date: 
28 Nov 2017



In this position paper representing CUPE members, the case is made that individuals with post-secondary qualifications in early childhood education and care are best-suited to be the educators in Nova Scotia's new Pre-Primary program. Credentialed early childhood professionals are argued to have specialized knowledge and practicum training in early years pedagogy, child development and play-based learning-- all of which are appropriate in the early years context. Discussion of lessons to be learned from other provinces is also included.   

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Entered Date: 
6 Dec 2017
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