Excerpts from the press release:
Creation of the new Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
The best education systems integrate early learning activities with the formal education system.
The new department will be responsible for the continuum of learning from infancy through high school. It brings together the teams that will spearhead initiatives in early childhood education, the introduction of full-day kindergarten and other advances throughout the primary, elementary and secondary systems.
It augments the current Education department with educational components previously housed in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services. In addition to bringing together units with similar educational responsibilities, it enables CYFS to enhance its focus on the important child protection mandate.