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Learning to Care: Lessons for the Transition to Integrated Early Childhood Program Delivery

October 22 -23, 2012  

Description: This conference examines models of early childhood service integration and their impact on ECE practice and public policy; with experts from across Canada, the UK, Australia and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. 

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Presentations

OPENING REMARKS

New directions in collaborative research and knowledge exchange (pdf)
Jennifer Jenkins, Chair, Atkinson Centre, OISE/University of Toronto

From activist research to policy change: The status of integrated ECE delivery across Canada (pdf)
Zeenat Janmohamed, Executive Director, Atkinson Centre, OISE/University of Toronto

SESSION 1 | Integrated ECE Service Delivery: Findings from the Research

Integrated service delivery and child social experiences and outcomes in Peel (pdf)
Janette Pelletier, Director, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, OISE/University of Toronto

ECE access and child outcomes: Findings from the QLSCD (pdf)
Michel Boivin, Canada Research Chair, Child Social Development, School of Psychology, Laval University, Montreal

Evaluating the benefits of early childhood education: Reviewing the economic literature (pdf)
Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group

Building on education’s platform: Findings from Better Beginnings, Better Futures (pdf)
Ray DeV. Peters, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University

SESSION 2 | ECE Service Integration: Implications for Professional Learning

Preparing the ECE workforce to educate and care: Lessons for post-secondary institutions in the transition to integrated early childhood program delivery (pdf)
Ann Sherman, Dean of Education, University of New Brunswick

Models of integrated ECE service delivery - Doveton, Australia (pdf)
June Mcloughlin, Director Family and Children’s Services, Doveton College

Models of integrated ECE service delivery - Atlantic Children’s Centres (pdf)
Michele Dorsey, Smart Start, PEI

Models of integrated ECE service delivery - Avenir d’enfants, Quebec (pdf)
Lyse Brunet, Director, Avenir d’enfants

SESSION 3 | Supporting Quality in Integrated ECE Settings

Monitoring for quality: The Toronto Operating Criteria (Prezi link)
Michal Perlman, Professor, OISE/University of Toronto

Playing to learn: Curriculum frameworks across Canada (pdf)
Jane Bertrand, Early childhood educator

Coordination or integration? Using the Indictors of Change to inform practice and policy (pdf)
Patricia Peterson and Bill Morrison, Health and Education Research Group, University of New Brunswick

Integrated ECE systems development: The Early Childhood Education Report (pdf)
Kerry McCuaig, Atkinson Foundation Fellow in Early Childhood Policy, Atkinson Centre, OISE/University of Toronto

SESSION 4 | Trends and Challenges for ECE Service Delivery

Tools and learnings from Toronto First Duty: an overview of a decade of integration research (pdf)
Carl Corter, Professor, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, OISE/University of Toronto

PEI’s journey from private preschool to a public system of early childhood education - 1 (pdf)
Carolyn Simpson, Director, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, PEI

PEI’s journey from private preschool to a public system of early childhood education - 2 (pdf)
Verna Bruce, Former Deputy Minister, PEI and Chair, CHANCES Family Centre

From policy to pilots to policy: The experience of Melbourne, Australia (pdf)
June Mcloughlin, Director Family and Children’s Services, Doveton College

Findings from the UK’s Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Study (pdf)
Edward Melhuish, Professor of Human Development at Birkbeck, University of London

International trends and monitoring (pdf)
Tove Mogstad Slinde, Chair OECD Network on Early Childhood Education and Care; Ministry of Education and Research, Department of Early Childhood Education and Care, Norway

CLOSING REMARKS

Early education - The right of every child (pdf)
Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, co-author Early Years Study 3

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