November 6, 2013

ECE Discussion Paper Visioning Workshop

by Neria Aylward

Jimmy Pratt Foundation

Under the auspices of the Jimmy Pratt Foundation, and in collaboration with the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation and the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland, a day-long visioning workshop was held to help chart the course for a year –long public conversation on what quality early childhood learning could look like in the province.

Invited participants numbering 60 including a wide range of stakeholders either involved and/or interested in early childhood development, education, learning, and care and the future it holds in the province attended the workshop. The workshop was also streamed live on the internet.

Prior to the workshop, a Discussion Paper titled: The Early Years Last a Lifetime was circulated to participants, and a public lecture on the importance of early childhood education was delivered by the Honourable Margaret McCain at Memorial University the evening before. Click here to view the proceedings report.