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Talks begin on full-day kindergarten proposal
« on: July 09, 2008, 10:30:16 AM »
After committing to explore full-day kindergarten for three-to-five year olds in February, the B.C. government has launched a study into the feasibility of the idea.

The newly created Early Childhood Learning Agency will explore available research from other jurisdictions, analyze costs and include perspectives from various stake-holders.

Care for younger children is more expensive to run due to a mandated educator-child ratio of one to four, Brame explained. Most child care operators subsidize their infant-toddler care with income from three-to-five year olds. Staffing would also become more difficult, she said.

If you can get a $20-per-hour job (through the school district) because its union or work in day care somewhere else for $13, which job would you take?

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/victorianews/news/24084234.html

 

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