By: Christina Hajjar
How early should children be going to school?
A new study recommends publicly funded preschool education for all Canadian children beginning at the age of two.
Registered Early Childhood Educator in Timmins, Deborah Chornobey told EZ Rock ECE is beneficial to preschool aged kids.
“Children who are exposed to different mediums and aspects of learning do succeed more in school. The school system quite often compliments us because they do see the difference between a child who has attended a day care as opposed to those that didn’t.” Chornoby said.
The study also says publicly funded early childhood education would be a benefit to the economy, because parents could return to work sooner after child rearing.
Erin Holmes, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Northern College told EZ Rock public funding would mean equality for all families. “It would result in a more equal system across Canada. Currently there’s a lot of differentials when it comes to the funding components and who can access the services, as well as long wait lists.” Holmes said.
“It would also allow for the cost feasibility for parents, so they would be able to access these services they require.”
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