Local News: Wages are key weakness of full day kindergarten system

Nov 26, 2009

Education experts conclude that the Ministry of Education's earliest plans for the provincial program contain "design flaws" including insufficient allocations for wages.

" The report notes that the province's current allocations for wages mean that many experienced early childhood educators would make about $30,000 a year and would have to take a pay cut in order to start teaching for the Early Learning Program. This could lead to a diminished learning environment and reduced parental engagement", said Jane Bertrand (a professor at the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College, and co-author of the report.)

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