Local News: Experts find holes in plan for full-day kindergarten

Nov 26, 2009

Full-day kindergarten is off to a "rough start" because the province is ignoring research on what makes it work best, says a new report from early childhood experts who studied a similar successful program in Toronto

Among the problems researchers have identified:
- Wages of ECE, at $19. 48/hour. At such a low salary, the fear is the early childhood educators will be seen as mere assistants rather than full partners.
- Lack of summer programs for children.
- Lack of parent involvement.

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