The National Post reports:
Ontario moved yesterday to expand learning programs for four-and-five-year old children, becoming the latest province to engage in the heated issue of full-day kindergarten. The program is expected to cost 500 million over 2 years for approximately 250,000 children in the applicable 4-5 age range.
Dalton McGuinty, Ontario's Premier, said the province would phase in full-day learning programs starting in 2010 and appointed an advisor to develop the programs.
Currently, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec are the only Canadian Provinces that have mandated full-day kindergarten programs.
- Annie Noa Kenet, Toronto