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Summer Institute 2011 - Early Learning in Ontario: From Policy to Implementation

June 1, 2011

The early learning atmosphere in Ontario includes a number of significant policy changes that have created new opportunities and new challenges. Examples include moving the jurisdictional responsibility for early learning and child care to the Ministry of Education, a new regulatory body for early childhood educators, the expansion of degree programs in early learning, the unionization of early childhood educators and a blend of the teaching and early learning profession.

The 8th Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development addressed how these changes impact early learning professionals and focus on relationships amongst families and professionals that involve practitioners, colleges and universities, professional associations and government.

Recordings & Presentations

Opening Remarks
Jenny Jenkins, Olivia Nuamah

Research to Inform Development of Effective Public Preschool Programs
Ellen Frede & Steve Barnett

Panel Discussion: Building Minds for Collaboration
Carl Corter (facilitator), Jenny Jenkins, Janette Pelletier, Sue Makin, Patricia Chorney Rubin

Securing the Future for our Children: Preschool Excellence Initiative
Linda Lowther

Workshops

1. Children, Their Families and Community Supports: What the Research Tells Us
Jenny Jenkins & Janette Pelletier

2. Merging Early Learning Knowledge and Practice: Lessons from the Ground
Patricia Chorney Rubin, Early Learning Teams

3. Public Health & Early Childhood Education: Partnership Possibilities Through Child & Family Centres
Sue Makin

Panel Discussion: Moving the Vision Forward Through Local Leadership
Jane Bertrand (facilitator), Elaine Baxter-Trahair, Anne Biscaro, Catherine Fife

Closing Remarks & Awards Presentation
Michael Cooke, Patricia Chorney Rubin


Posters

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