Full Day Kindergarten a possibility

The Early Childhood Learning Agency is extending its consultation deadline on the feasibility of full-day kindergarten for five-year-olds and optional full-day pre-kindergarten for three-and-four-year-old children

The Early Childhood Learning Agency has been tasked with exploring the feasibility of expanding early-learning programs in British Columbia for full-day kindergarten for five-year-olds and optional full-day
pre-kindergarten for three-and-four-year-olds. It will report back to government on its findings by the end of 2008.

"Many families have told us they want more options and choice for their children and this is about exploring those options," said Bond. "The agency continues to gather views and opinions from a wide range of
groups and individuals to help ensure the government’s actions are aligned with the needs and priorities that British Columbians have for their children."

The agency has prepared a consultation paper as part of the process of stimulating dialogue. To view the consultation paper and submit your input, please go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/ecla/. Responses received
by Aug. 15, 2008 will be included in the consultation report.

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