When Did Education Become a Race?

Starting in September, nearly 600 schools, in school districts across Ontario will offer full-day kindergarten for 4-and 5-year-olds. And in British Columbia, full-day kindergarten begins for approximately 50 per cent of 5-year-olds. When did education become a race? According to…

“Play-based learning” proven not effective – direct instruction method proven highly effective

The "Follow Through project" was a huge US study of effectiveness of different approaches for dis-advantaged kids grades K-8.In his article, "Project Follow Through: In-depth and Beyond," (broken link) Gary Adams writes, "The Follow Through project was the largest, most…

“Real choice” in child care through direct funding to parents is championed by leading child development researcher internationally (broken link)

“Real choice” in child care through direct funding to parents is championed by leading child development researcher internationally: Effects of Child Care on Child Development: Give Parents Real Choice (broken link) by Jay BelskyInstitute for the Study of Children, Families…

Excerpts from the Report, "Breakthrough Britain: The Next Generation," and Kids First Commentary

Excerpts from the Executive Summary September, 8 2008. Dr Samantha et. al. The Centre for Social Justice - report: "The Next Generation Report: Early Years Commission Report" (download full report PDF here) [from p4] Current Government policy for the early…

Parent-Child Attachment Now a Political Issue in Britain. New Report from ex-leader of Conservatives says government should stop pressuring parents to use daycare centres

Parent-Child Attachment Now a Political Issue in Britain. New Report from ex-leader of Conservatives says government should stop pressuring parents to use daycare centres London Times Online editorial by report sponsor, former Conservative Party Leader, Iain Duncan Smith: “Think tank:…

Sweden to Fund Parental Child Care–Reverses Decades of Discrimination (broken link)

The Swedish Parents' group, Föreningen Barnens Rätt Till Föräldrarnas Tid (approximately the Association for the Right of Children to Their Parents) is a sister-organization to Kids First. It is part of the Swedish "parents' rebellion" that has collected over 50,000…

Kids First submission to BC Early Learning Agency on all-day schooling for 3 to 5 year olds

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: "Comments" (PDF) This document can also be found in…

Background to All-Day Kindergarten: The “Integration” Agenda to Merge Daycare and School

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…