Updates and Bulletins on Full-Day Learning in Ontario


June 2010 Update - Many thanks to the Early Learning Division for this update on the many legislative and policy changes in Ontario

Transfer of responsibility for child care from MCYS to Ministry of Education
Full-Day Learning Year two schools announced
Bill 242 - Legislation Implementing Early Learning in Ontario
Regulations - Further Details on Legislation Implementing Early Learning
Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten Program Curriculum
Children with special needs/special education needs
Child care stabilization funding
Wage subsidy
More information from the Ministry of Education


Implementing Early Learning - OCBCC Bulletins

Bulletin #1: Site Selection, Concerns about Early Learning and Child Care Programs and How Municipalities Can Ensure Child Care Programs Stay Viable

Bulletin #2: Funding and Quality

Bulletin #3: Bill 242 - Legislation Implementing Early Learning


Related news stories:

Jan. 15 Toronto Star: Hard choices as parents ponder full-day program

Jan. 26 Brantford Expositor: Ministry plan 'disaster waiting to happen'

Jan. 26 CBC News: All-day kindergarten threatens daycares

Jan. 26 Toronto Star: All-day kindergarten under threat?

Jan. 29 Orillia Packet and Times: Daycare pressure

Feb 5 Sarnia Observer: Adapting to full day kindergarten

Feb. 8 London Free Press: Parents brace for fee hike

Feb 17 Legislation regarding the implementation of full-day learning and speech from Minister of Education Leona Dombrowsky.

Feb18 Toronto Star: Early Learning takes "leap" forward

Feb 25 Open letter to Premier McGuinty from OFL

Mar 10 Local News: Full-day kindergarten will create funding shortfall for public board

Apr 02 Local News: Schools should provide before, after class care for full-day program

Apr 12 Local News: Full-day learning draws last-minute fears

Apr 17 Local News: More data needed on full-day learning - Rosario Marchese

Jun 16 Toronto: East Toronto Women Angry Over Exclusion from Full-Day Learning

Throughout the 2009 summer, we published information bulletins on the report "With Our Best Future in Mind" - released June 15.
Bulletin #1: Background and Context
Bulletin #2: What Does the Report Say About ECE's?
Bulletin #3: What Does the Report Say about the Role of Municipalities? What Does the Report say about funding for infants to four year olds?
Bulletin #4: What is a Best Start Child and Family Centre?
Bulletin #5: How Much Will The Report Cost to Implement?