Introduction: Foundations are Stepping up for Children

IntroductionHonorable Margaret Norrie McCain

In 1997, Quebec 5-year-olds were enrolled for the first time in fullday kindergarten. For just $5 a day, they could also attend before- and after- school programming. In fact, schools took on extended-day activities for children up to 12 years of age. In 2000, for the same $5, parents could enroll their youngest offspring in “Early Childhood Centres.”

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