- Analysis by Kids First of the “Blueprint Paper” for Child & Family Policy by the OECD, UNESCO and World Bank. Quotes from, links to, and Kids First commentary on the key ideological strategy document behind daycare and all-day kindergarten: STATED GOAL: “INTEGRATION.”
- All programs from prenatal to age 18 under Ministry of Education
- “Shared responsibility between the state and the family” for child rearing
- “Professionalization of care”
2008. Helen Ward. Kids First Association of Canada – crique (PDF): Haddad Analysis
- The BC Ministry of Children and Family Development funded the speech by Royal Bank VP, Charles Coffey, through the Human Early Learning Partner.
“It’s clear that business has a vested interest in supporting and influencing the development of sound public policy, as business has a stake in early learning and child care outcomes” “Key stakeholders have come together to endorse this speaker series. It’s supported by … funding from the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development through the Human Early Learning Partnership.”
February 23, 2005. Charles Coffey. RBC – speech transcription (web): Let’s “get on with it…” Investing in children – it’s our business!
- Article by Lenira Haddad—OECD speech witer: She writes, “the challenge is to attain greater state participation, including provision for all child development stages from birth to entry into formal schooling, to avoid the tendency to revive the idea of family primacy over early childhood.”
December, 2006. Lenira Haddad. Centro de Educação da Universidade Federal de Alagoas – research paper (web): “Integrated policies for early childhood education and care: challenges, pitfalls and possibilities
- Kids First submission to BC Early Learning Agency on all-day schooling for 3 to 5 year olds:
July 5, 2008. Helen Ward. Kids Fist Parent Association of Canada – government submission (PDF): “Comments“
See also our article on this here (2008).
- Background documents: Who is pushing all-day schooling for little kids? (Kids First article, 2010). The OECD, the Integration Network, the World Bank and the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at UBC.
- Where the All-Day Schooling Agenda Comes from: The “Integration” of School and Child Care in the OECD’s “New Order” (Kids First article, 2010) According to the quoted report, the “ideology of the family” is a problem and must be replaced by “a new order. This includes deep changes in societies in general and in the family’s structure in particular…a review of the family-state relationship regarding the responsibility for the care and education of children.”
- See also:
November 7, 2008. Helen Ward. Kids Fist Parent Association of Canada – research paper (PDF): The World Bank Partnering with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP): HELP-ing Build Big Brother’s Village
- Giant “Military-Industrial Complex” think tank RAND finds low quality pervasive in California daycare/preschool system, but holds out promises that it can be better. (RAND is thus covering its ass with caveats about the policy it pushes while kids and parents are ripped off):
2008. Lynn A. Karoly et. al. RAND Corporation. – research paper (web): Room for Improvement in the Use of High-Quality Preschool Programs for California’s Children
RAND Child Policy
- RAND Corporation study shows later kindergarten start (age 6 years or 72 months) produces better academic scores. See the charts on pages 110-112
2004. Ashlesha Datar. RAND Corporation – dissertation (web): The Impact of Changes in Kindergarten Entrance Age Policies on Children’s Academic Achievement and the Child Care Needs of Families