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Here you will find current news articles in reference to the childcare field.

JANUARY 2019

January 2, 2019: Kids As Young As Eight Sharing Nude Pictures Online: RCMP

Police are warning parents after four young New Brunswick children voluntarily shared nude images of themselves online.

RCMP say the children, between the ages of eight and 12, shared nude pictures or videos on unspecified free websites in recent months.

January 9, 2019: Early Childhood Education Is Not A Profession

The early childhood education field does not conform to the standards of organized professions nor is it held accountable as such. To pretend otherwise is a disservice to families and their children.

DECEMBER 2018

December 31, 2018: Ontario Government Concludes Largest Consultation on Education in Province’s History

Ontario’s Government for the People has concluded the largest public consultation on education in the province’s history. This comprehensive education consultation had participation from parents, students, educators, employers and organizations from across Ontario. 

OCTOBER 2018

October 25, 2018: Ontario Continues to Keep Students Safer to Provide better Learning

Ontario’s Government for the People has proposed legislative amendments that, if passed, would help keep our children and students safer and ensure that they are better supported in their learning.

October 30, 2018: Ontario Supporting Students with Special Needs

Ontario’s Government for the People has proposed a legislative amendment which, if passed, would support students and their families when making requests to bring their service animals into schools and classrooms across the province. Today only 39 of 72 school boards across Ontario have policies in place to address the need for service animals in schools, leaving students vulnerable and parents facing challenges to support their child’s special needs.

SEPTEMBER 2018

September 4, 2018: Statement by Education Minister for Back to School

On behalf of Ontario’s Government for the People, I would like to wish everyone a safe and productive year ahead

AUGUST 2018

August 29, 2018: Statement by Education Minister on EQAO Results

The EQAO assessment results released today prove once again that we must do better with respect to students’ math performance in Ontario.

MAY 2018

May 2, 2018: Ontario Boosting Support for Music Education in Schools

Ontario is partnering with Canada’s music industry to refurbish and restore musical instruments in schools, and boost music education programming.

Fact Sheet for June 2018 Election

Where the Parties Stand on Childcare

May 9, 2018: Provinces leading on child care as federal cash begins to flow

Ontario leads the country in the growth of regulated child care with almost half of about 150,000 new spaces created between 2014 and 2016, according to the latest national snapshot of early childhood education and care in Canada.

APRIL 2018

April 26, 2018: More Than 3,100 New Child Care Spaces for Families Across Ontario

Province Creating New Spaces Ahead of Implementing Free Preschool Child Care

MARCH 2018

March 9, 2018: Ontario Making Schools Safer For Students and Staff

Ontario is taking action to ensure that working and learning environments are safe for all staff and students.

March 26, 2018:Driving Student Success With More Supportive Classrooms

Ontario is making a significant investment to improve special education programs, put more teachers and support staff in classrooms, and help better prepare kids for their future. 

March 27, 2018: More Child Care, More Choice

Providing Free Preschool Child Care for Children Aged 2.5 to Kindergarten

FEBRUARY 2018

February 8, 2018: Early Childhood Education Report 2017

Released every three years by the Atkinson Centre, the ECE Report evaluates the quality of Canada’s early years services, including their oversight, funding and access, against a 15-point scale. 

February 6, 2018: Ontario Boosting Opportunities for Students to Stay Active

Promoting student well-being and success for children and youth across the province.

JANUARY 2018

January 12, 2018: Ontario Making Schools Healthier and More Energy-Efficient

Province Supporting Modern Learning Environments at Nearly 600 More Schools

DECEMBER 2017

December 19, 2017: Ontario Expanding Early Years Programming in First Nation Communities

Province supporting more children and families in over 40 First Nations

NOVEMBER 2017

November 6, 2017: Ontario Committed to Equity in Schools

 Equity network will help break down barriers, share best practices

OCTOBER 2017

October 25, 2017: Ontario Launching Pilot Program to Support Students with Autism in Schools

Program aims to improve learning experience of students with autism.

October 24, 2017: Ontario Making Schools Safer for Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions

New policy requires care plan to support students.

October 24, 2017: Ontario Expanding Early Years Programming for Children and Families

100 new EarlyON child and family centres being created across the province.