Ministry of Education reply does not provide list of those invited to consultation or list of those involved in ECLC

Helen Ward:The Agency itself is a temporary office located within the Ministry of Education made up of staff from the two ministries, as I described below, and led by the Ministry of Education It is a cooperative venture between the…

Institutionalized daycare in the Spin Cycle

July 14, 2008 - Canadian Taxpayers FederationParents and governments across Canada have rejected institutionalized daycare programs. So what is the B.C. government offering now? All-day kindergarten. No matter how the government tries to spin it, all-day kindergarten is nothing more…

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…

Kids First Requests names of “stakeholders” invited to all-day schooling consultations

From: Helen Ward [mailto:info@kidsfirstcanada.org]Sent: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 10:17 PMTo: Kennedy, Susan E EDUC:EXSubject: Re: Your question Thank you for your reply. Could you provide more details as to the membership of the ECLA? You mention "parent advocacy organizations", stakeholders,…

HELP Findings that Contradict HELP’s Promotion of Early Schooling/Daycare (broken link)

Negative behavioural outcomes found for daycare centres "Pro-social behaviour scores were lowest for children in licensed day care and highest for children in unregulated home care and relative care." Statistics Canada "National Data Sets: Sources of Information for Canadian Child…

Spring 2008: Kids First Submission to the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology re: OECD “Starting Strong II” Report and Kids First Policy Recommendations

Spring 2008. Kids First Parent Association of Canada - government submission (PDF): "Submission to SEnate Committe on Social Affairs, Science and Technology" and Spring 2008. Kids First Parent Association of Canada - government submission (PDF): "Policy Recommendations 2008 Inclusion, Equality,…

BC Ministry of Education response of Mar 4, 2008 to Kids First request for equitable parental participation in talks on full-day schooling for ages 3-5

Helen Ward, PresidentKids First Parent Association of Canada Email: info@kidsfirstcanada.org March 4, 2007 [sic]Our Ref: 124874 Dear Helen Ward: Thank you for your email dated February 29, 2008, sent to the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Education, regarding your concerns…