Discussion Paper: Let’s Get it Right!

This paper identifies priority areas for investment to ensure affordable, accessible, high-quality and inclusive Early Childhood Education for all children and families in Newfoundland and Labrador. These priorities were identified based on consultation with over 250 people and over 40 organizations across Newfoundland and Labrador who work with children and their families. It is the … Continued

Workshop Summary: The Long-term Impact of Early Childhood Education

This was the fourth and final session in the series on Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Newfoundland and Labrador organized by the Pratt Foundation. There were approximately 110 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 two … Continued

Symposium Report: 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 • … Continued

Workshop Summary: Early Childhood Education is Prudent Economic Development

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 identify and better understand the economic arguments that support investments in early childhood education and learning … Continued

The Early Years Last a Lifetime: Workshop Part IV

The Jimmy Pratt Foundation, in partnership with the Margaret and Wallace McCain Foundation and The Harris Centre at MUN, hosted a day-long visioning workshop to stimulate a year-long public conversation on what quality early childhood education could look like in our province. Held on November 5, 2013, this workshop was intended to spark an informed … Continued