The current learning model for Ontario’s Kindergarten program, with a certified teacher and a designated early childhood educator (DECE) working together, gives children and their families the start to school that they need.
Research shows that the partnership between a certified teacher and a DECE provides lasting benefits in reading, writing, numeracy, self-regulation and social skills.
Ontario’s Kindergarten program was designed by education experts, and it has proven to be a successful learning program, a model for other jurisdictions to follow and a fundamental piece of our world-class education system.
Kindergarten Works – Why Change It?
Despite all the evidence showing the program works, the Ford Conservative government is considering damaging changes to Kindergarten; including the possibility of reducing or even eliminating the role of teachers in the classroom.
Show your support for Ontario’s Kindergarten program.