Local children and their families will benefit from an integrated day of learning and play when full-day early learning comes to the riding of Oak Ridges-Markham this September.
Full-day early learning for four- and five-year-olds will be available at:
Parents who are interested in registration for full-day learning classes, including the before- and after-school program, should contact their local school or school board.
In full-day learning classrooms, teachers and registered early childhood educators will work together to help children learn and develop emotional, social and academic skills that are crucial for healthy development. Schools will also offer extended day programs led by early childhood educators. Parents can enroll their child in these integrated programs for a reasonable fee, giving children even more opportunities to learn, play and grow.
Ontario is investing in the education of our youngest students to better prepare them for future success. The goal is for all schools to offer full-day learning by 2015-16.
“A stronger school system is extremely important. By developing a day of learning and play, full-day early learning will help children succeed; ultimately contributing to a strong and well educated future generation,” said Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham.
“By giving our four- and five-year-olds a stronger start in school, we’re giving them a stronger start in life. Full-day early learning will help more children, their families and Ontario’s communities thrive.”
— Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education
-Up to 35,000 four- and five-year-olds in nearly 600 Ontario schools will attend full-day early learning in September. The full list of schools is available at Ontario.ca/EarlyLearning.
-As part of the full-day learning initiative, parents can choose to enrol their child in integrated before- and after-school programs for a reasonable fee. Subsidies will be available for some families, based on financial need.
-Full-day early learning will help students with their reading, writing and math skills, provide a smoother transition to Grade 1, help more students achieve success at school, and help create a stronger economy for the future.
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