May 15, 2014
Growing Education Down to Include the Early Years
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 symposium was held to explore the current research on:
• Self-Regulation and play
• Benefits of full day Kindergarten
• Quality Early Child Education
• Integrated models of Early Child Education
This was the third session in the series on Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Newfoundland and Labrador organized by the Pratt Foundation. There were approximately 160 participants in attendance including individuals involved and/or interested in early childhood development, education, learning, and care and the future it holds in the province.
There were three guest speakers:
1. Dr. Carl Corter, Professor Emeritus at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto
2. Dr. Janette Pelletier is Professor of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)/University of Toronto
3. Jane Bertrand, Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation.