Newfoundland considering all-day Kindergarten: World Bank institutional child care lobbyist Clyde Hertzman of HELP visited Newfoundland in Feb 2011. The province is following HELP’s established pattern (BC, Ont) of highly orchestrated “consultations” and a highly selective “research” overview. CBC reporters chime in supportively.
Newfoundland ECE leader and daycare owner, Mary Walsh, says,”People wonder: are the children ready for all that kindergarten? It never bothers me about the children.”
- Aug 31, 2011. CBC News – article (web): “N.L. exploring all-day kindergarten“
- Government documents CBC got through Access to Information request:
A Provincial Early Learning Strategy: What We Heard (broken link)
A Provincial Early Learning Strategy: Literature Review (broken link)
- September 2011. Helen Ward. Kids First Parent Association of Canada – commentary (PDF): Fat Stats, Fuzzy Numbers, False Conclusions: A Closer Look at CUPE’s Newfoundland Poll On Daycare/All-Day Kindergarten
You can also find this Kids First Commentary here