N.L. childhood education worst in country: report

Source: cbc.ca, November 23, 2011

Excerpt: "A report released Tuesday on early childhood education gives Newfoundland and Labrador the lowest grade of any province or territory in the country. The Early Years Study 3, which follows two previous studies, looks at the state of early childhood education and is a collaboration of several foundations including the Jimmy Pratt Foundation in Newfoundland and Labrador. "We don't have a favourable ranking in the country. We are lagging all of the other provinces," said David Philpott, a professor at Memorial University and a board member of the Jimmy Pratt Foundation. "[The province needs] daycare that's seen as part of education, as part of human development, as part of a resource for families that's linked in with the k-12 curriculum so that children have universal access and that children with unique needs and challenges are identified earlier and facilitated towards healthier development.""

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2011/11/23/nl-childhood-education-worst-country-1123.html

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