Globe and Mail: Preschool is more than babysitting – it’s education

Oct 24, 2013

Globe and Mail: Oct 24 2013

The Eastern Kings Early Learning Academy in PEI “are the beneficiaries of the province’s comprehensive new early-childhood education strategy, which has focused on regulating fees, improving staff training and creating a provincial curriculum that ensures parents are involved.”

Here, teaching based on play. Supervisor Lorraine McIntosh comments on children playing a card game version of Seven-Up. She says “ they think they’re just playing a game but really what they are doing is recognizing their numbers and learning to take turns.”

 “We get really irate when we hear the word babysitting,” Ms. McIntosh says. It’s education, she adds.

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