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Now that Bill 242, Full Day Early Learning Statute Law Amendment Act, 2010 has been proclaimed and the regulations supporting the legislation have been introduced, the impact on the licensed child care system is becoming more evident.SCHOOL BASED EXTEN…

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Bill 242, Full Day Early Learning Statute Law Amendment Act, 2010 was proclaimed into law on June 3, 2010. The legislative basis for the introduction of the full day early learning program is now in place. The regulations designed to support the introd…

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April 8Bill 242 – Next StepsApril 26Bill 242 – Third readingMay 24EL6 – Legislative Changes Under Bill 242May 31Transferring the responsibility for Child Care from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to the Ministry of Education – What …

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The process of transferring responsibility for licensed child care from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to the Ministry of Education has begun. At this early juncture it is not immediately apparent the impact that this move will have on the…

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On May 5, 2010 Jim Grieve, Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education issued another memo , EL6, to Directors of Education http://cal2.edu.gov.on.ca/may2010/2010EL6_Bill242.pdf to explain some of the implications of recently passed Bill 242…

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Third reading of Bill 242 is now underway. It would appear that it is taking longer than expected to get the legislation through. The debate continues this afternoon and it is anticipated that the legislation will be passed this week.It is interesting …

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The public hearings on Bill 242 – An Act to amend the Education Act and certain other Acts in relation to early childhood educators, junior kindergarten and kindergarten, extended day programs and certain other matters – are now over. There appeare…

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March 29Class size calculations under ELPMarch 23 Financial implications of permanent layoffs –Employment Law BasicsMarch 21Planning for 2011-12 (Year 2) of the Early Learning Program March 14Bill 242 – What does it say?March 11Bill 242 – An oppo…

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Jim Grieve, Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education, has issued a memorandum, 2010: EL4 dated March 5, 2010, to board Directors of Education providing school Boards with information about calculating class size under the Early Learning …

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The introduction of full day kindergarten combined with boards of education providing before-and after-school care could result in centres having to close down playrooms for four- and five-year olds. As employment costs are by far the most significant…

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Jim Grieve, Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education, has issued a memorandum, 2010: EL3 dated March 4, 2010, to board Directors of Education providing school Boards with information about planning for year 2 of the Early Learning Program…

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Bill 242 is an Act to amend the Education Act and certain other Acts in relation to early childhood educators, junior kindergarten and kindergarten, extended day programs and certain other matters. The Bill has the capacity to have a significant impact…

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Bill 242, an Act to amend the Education Act and certain other Acts in relation to early childhood educators, junior kindergarten and kindergarten, extended day programs and certain other matters has now gone through first and second reading at the Prov…

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February 22Reduction of subsidized spaces in the City of TorontoFebruary 22Ontario ELP legislation introduced February 17, 2010February 10Planning for changeFebruary 3Ministry guidelines for boards of education setting fees for extended-day childcare

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As reported in our January 19, 2010 posting, City of Toronto staff estimate that up to 5,000 subsidizes spaces could be eliminated as a result of a loss of Best Start funding (2,000 spaces by 2011 and 3,000 spaces by 2012). Currently the City of Toront…

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As has been widely reported, on February 17, 2010 Education Minister Leona Dombrowsky introduced Bill 242: Full-day Early Learning Statute Law Amendment Act, 2010. The bill, if passed, will mandate that all school boards offer full-day kindergarten for…

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Full Day Early Learning is on the way and will likely have an impact on your centre. Many aspects of your centre’s operations will be affected; finances are only one aspect and perhaps not the most significant. Identifying challenges well in advance in…

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If your centre provides care to four- and five-year olds and a school in your catchment area will be part of the Early Learning Program, you need to consider whether you will continue offering childcare for kindergarten-aged children. One consideration…

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January 28 Full Day Early Learning – Finding Information on the InternetJanuary 24Analyzing the financial impact of shutting down your care program for four- and five-year-olds January 20Fee subsidy for low-income families in the Ministry of Educatio…

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Following is a list of some of the organizations/government departments involved with Full Day Early Learning and their Internet addresses. These sites are places to find information on the program and monitor its implementation. Please let me know if …

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Fact: Beginning in September 2010, Ontario boards of education will start to offer full-day junior and senior kindergarten in some schools. The boards will also be responsible for providing before- and after-school childcare to the children in full-day…

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Fact: The provincial government has not yet announced any details about subsidies to help low-income parents pay for childcare outside the regular school day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), during July and August, during the Christmas and March breaks, on weekends…

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Facts: Funding for the Best Start childcare program, which began in 2005 and was intended to last for 10 years, will end in March 2010. The funding for this program comes from the federal government to the provincial government, which then passes it on…

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Fact: Early Learning Education Officers are “first contacts” for boards of education wanting information about the ELP, including the extended day program. Enquiries by email should go to: ELP_AJE@ontario.ca.The following people in the Ministry of Educ…

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Fact: The Ontario Ministry of Education has approved the ELP sites for the 2010-11 school year (579 by our count). See the list at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/earlylearning/PhaseOneSchools.htmlWhat you need to know: If the school in your area is on the …

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Fact: Starting in September 2010, Ontario boards of education will start to provide full-day kindergarten to children in some schools. The boards will also be responsible for providing before- and after-school childcare to those same kindergarten chil…

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Where does the implementation of the Full Day Early Learning Program in Ontario for four- and five- year olds stand today? Here are three things to consider: (i) Charles Pascal’s Report Fact: Charles Pascal presented his report, With Our Best Foot Forward: Implementing Early Learning in Ontario, to the Premier of Ontario on June 15, […]

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