Early Years Education & Care section starts on pg 20 of the pdf.
Highlights from the reports Early Years Care & Education section:
QUICK FACTS FOR 2010/11
• 19% of English-language schools outside of Northern Ontario offer full-day, every day kindergarten programs, compared to 5% last year.
• Across Ontario, 30% of elementary schools have on-site childcare programs for kindergarten-aged children.
• 24% of schools report having a family support program, up from 20% last year.
PEOPLE FOR EDUCATION RECOMMENDS
• the province enact regulations so that only school boards, municipalities and not-for-profit agencies are permitted to operate extended day programs in schools,
• the province mandate, with appropriate funding and support, that school boards offer extended day programs for children from 4 to 12 years of age,
• the province develop policy and funding to ensure municipal and not-for-profit operators have access to space in schools, at cost, for full-year, extended day programs for 4-and 5-year-olds,
• the province mandates boards to establish collaborative policies and practices, including joint professional development for teachers and early childhood educators, so that extended programs are truly seamless, and
• the province work with other levels of government to provide support to the child care sector to offset revenue losses associated with full-day kindergarden.