September 2022. Andrew R. , Carolyn J. & Michael W. Global News - (news videos): 4 videos from Global News address neglect of youth in government funded and regulated Ontario group homes and financial relationship between government and group home…
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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…
Read More Ontario Government Misrepresents All-Day Kindergarten Research (broken links)
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…
Read More Mar 2011—Toronto Star—Fate of all-day kindergarten in hands of Ontario voters.
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).
Nov 2010, Ottawa Citizen article—Full-day classes for kindergarten are a nightmare (broken link)
Open letter demands full-day schooling for age 3-5 and daycare (broken link): the letter claiming disproven Utopian social and economic benefits for preschool and daycare is sponsored by maritime heiress Margaret McCain and signed by daycare lobby voices.
In Ontario, the Liberals and NDP make full-day school for age 4-5 an election promise and disregard kindergarten child:staff ratios of 20:1—Full-day kindergarten no treat for kids (a Hamilton Spectator article by Kate Tennier)
Early Learning, er Kindergarten Daycare, Passes (broken link). A blog post by the executive director of the Society for Quality Education.