Oct 2013 Globe and Mail column: All Day Kindergarten "No Magic Bullet"McMaster University Economist Phillip de Cicca asks, "To me, the question should be, could that money be used in a better way?" November 2013 Macleans magazine article: Full-day kindergarten…
July/August 2012: Costco Connections Debate on all-day Kindergarten with Helen Ward of Kids First: Send in your input and do the poll. Here is an uncut version of the Costco article with references/links (PDF)
Kids First Letter to Ontario Minister of Education responding to the “consultation” process. June 28, 2012. Helen Ward. Kids First Parent Association of Canada - letter (PDF): Letter to Ontario Minister of Education
Kids First press release: Parents get lip service in Ontario daycare consultation June 28, 2012. Helen Ward. Kids First Parent Association of Canada - press release (PDF): Parents get lip service in Ontario daycare consultation—Ontario summertime daycare consultation excludes parents
June 27, 2012. Ontario Government - press release (web): Making Child Care Work for Families: McGuinty Government Working with Partners to Modernize Child Care
Discussion Paper “Modernizing Child Care” = put more daycare centres in schools June 26, 2012. Ontario Ministry of Education - discussion paper (PDF): "Modernizing Child Care in Ontario"
Mar 2011—Ottawa Citizen—“Full-day kindergarten set to expand. More than 40 additional schools to offer program in 2012: McGuinty” (broken link): If elected Hudak may “freeze” Ontario all-day K
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…
Dec. 15, 2010. Toronto Star - article (web): "Ontario axes “wrap around” daycare portion of “early learning”"
Ottawa Citizen—Ontario should ax all-day kindergarten as well as wraparound daycare. Parents could spend the $9,000/child more wisely (broken link).