Ontario’s full day learning program is projected to cost $1.5-billion at full implementation but what are the economic payoffs of this innovative plan?
Robert Fairholm, a director of the Centre for Spatial Economics, brings his 20 years of experience in economic analysis, modeling and forecasting to quantify the benefits of new public spending on young children revealing some startling findings. By almost any measure full day learning is the most effective economic stimulant the government has undertaken.
The event is sponsored by the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development with support from the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, the Lawson Foundation and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation.
- Economic Impact Analysis of Introduction of The Early Learning and Care System Proposed by Pascal for Ontario (PDF)
- CSE Report - 'Early Learning and Care Impact Analysis' (PDF)
- The Economic and Social Payoffs of Full Day Early Learning (PDF)
- Full day schooling for 4 and 5 year olds an economic boost (Media Release - PDF)