Mar 2011—Toronto Star—Fate of all-day kindergarten in hands of Ontario voters.

March 7, 2011. Toronto Star - article (web): "Fate of all-day kindergarten in hands of Ontario voters". Kids First Commentary Re: Fate of all-day kindergarten in hands of Ontario voters Reports claiming benefits from all-day K/daycare - behavioural, social, cognitive…

Defining “vulnerability”: HELP has not published EDI definitions

Defining “vulnerability”: HELP has not published EDI definitions and methodology for calculating 25-30+% “vulnerable” or “not ready to learn” or “at risk” in peer-reviewed journals. How is “vulnerability” defined? “Vulnerability” is defined differently in different documents. Sometimes it is defined…

Feb 2011, Burnaby Now article. ‘Passive consent’ triggers complaint: Burnaby parent says survey is ‘unethical’ (broken link)

Feb 2011, Burnaby Now article. ‘Passive consent’ triggers complaint: Burnaby parent says survey is ‘unethical’ (broken link) Feb 2011 responses to the article from a UBC researcher (broken link) and from a citizen (broken link)

Costs—Daycare, Preschool, All-Day Kindergarten (broken links)

"Measure all costs"2001. Lynn A. Karoly et. al. Rand Corporation - article: "Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of EarlyChildhood Interventions" (follow links to download full report) Full Costs Never Openly Discussed or Grossly Underestimated "I don't have a dollar figure"Dr.…

Sept 7, 2010—CBC interview on BC Almanac on all-day Kindergarten

CBC interview on BC Almanac on all-day Kindergarten with Paul Kershaw of HELP and Helen Ward of Kids First. Kershaw crticizes Ward because she “doesn’t have a PhD” and says all-day K has “potential, IF…” (Go to minute 30:55 of…