Report reveals provinces are stepping up for young children

Source: CNW, November 22, 2011 (media release)

Excerpt: The federal government may have ended the national child care plan in 2007 but that hasn’t stopped the provinces from making progress, a new report released today in Toronto and Montreal reveals.  “Our report shows we may be developing a Canadian early learning and child care program one province at a time,” says the report’s co-author, the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain. Early Years Study 3 is the third in a trio of reports on the state of early childhood learning by Mrs. McCain and world leading scientist Dr. J. Fraser Mustard who died last week.  The study provides the social, economic and scientific rationale for public investments in young children and recommends that all children be entitled to an early education from age two.

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