Ontario doesn’t make the grade in early childhood education, report finds

Source: Toronto Star, November 22, 2011

Excerpt: Despite offering full-day kindergarten, Ontario has more work to do when it comes to early childhood education, says the third Early Years Study. Just three provinces — Quebec, PEI and Manitoba — were given passing grades in the newly created Early Childhood Education Index by study co-authors Margaret Norrie McCain, Kerry McCuaig and the late Dr. Fraser Mustard. Based on measures such as funding, availability, quality of curriculum, staff training and government oversight, Ontario scored just 6.5 out of 15.  Quebec was the top scorer at 10, followed by PEI at 9.5 and Manitoba at 7.5.

Link: http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/education/article/1091033--ontario-doesn-t-make-the-grade-in-early-childhood-education-report-finds

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