Posts tagged ‘Kindergarten’
4 page document: Where to Find Support Materials for Growing Success, the Kindergarten Addendum (2016) see http://www.edugains.ca/resourcesKIN/Home/WheretoFindSupportMaterials.pdf
Communicating with Parents about Children’s Learning – A Guide for Educators (Draft) A guide has been developed to support educators across the province in completing the new Communication of Learning templates. While the final version of Communicating with Parents about Children’s Learning – A Guide for Educators (2016) will be published on the EDU website in the near future, a draft version is now available online in the Kindergarten Subdomain of the EduGAINS website. See the document at http://edugains.ca/resourcesKIN/OtherResources/Educator_Guide_DRAFT_CommwParents_about_Childrens_Learning.pdf
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Today’s globe and Mail included this article Should you keep a late-birthday child back from starting school? by Diane Jermyn, and discusses the pros and cons of holding back or redshirting childrens whose birthdays are late in the calendar year. See also this 2016 article by Jessica Kelman When should Kids Start Kindergarten and she includes a link to a Canadian study:
“A Canadian study suggests that redshirting can have positive academic outcomes, including a reduced chance that the child will repeat the third grade and in tenth grade improved math and reading scores. According to this study by the NBER, the effects are highest for boys (who are more often redshirted) and low-income students. Additionally, the researchers’ estimates suggest that not only is delayed kindergarten better, but starting too early may have negative consequences for kids.”
The internet is full of articles about this topic; TDSB teachers may contact the Library for more academic/research-based resources. Phone (416) 395-8289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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From EduGains Kindergarten:
The Kindergarten Program – 2016
A series of learning modules are available to support educators with the implementation of the 2016 curriculum.
Finally! Here it is on the Ministry’s web page.
The Kindergarten Program, 2016
The Kindergarten Program, 2016, now available in PDF format (4.22 MB), supersedes The Full-Day Early Learning–Kindergarten Program, Draft Version, 2010–11. The policies outlined in The Kindergarten Program will be implemented in Ontario schools in September 2016.
In conjunction with the new Kindergarten program, the ministry has released the policy document Growing Success – The Kindergarten Addendum: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2016. Beginning in September 2016, the assessment, evaluation, and reporting of children’s learning in Kindergarten in Ontario schools will be based on the policies and practices described in this document.
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Check out these new releases from the Ministry:
The Kindergarten Program (2016)
As of this moment in time, the Kindergarten Program document is not yet on their Kindergarten page,but any day now.
Also, check out the 2016 training resources available from EduGains.
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From the Ministry web page:
The Kindergarten Program, 2016 (Interim Release)
Policies set out in the final Kindergarten program document – The Kindergarten Program, 2016 – will be implemented in Ontario schools in September 2016. Planned for release in late spring 2016, The Kindergarten Program will supersede The Full-Day Early Learning–Kindergarten Program, Draft Version, 2010–11.
Key components of the final Kindergarten program document are being made available to assist educators as they prepare for the 2016–17 school year.
In conjunction with the new Kindergarten program, the ministry is releasing the policy document Growing Success – The Kindergarten Addendum: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2016. Beginning in September 2016, the assessment, evaluation, and reporting of children’s learning in Kindergarten in Ontario schools will be based on the policies and practices described in this document.
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Recently my home subscription to the Globe and Mail has included the National Post (I confess that I rarely read it), and the Tuesday June 23rd issue included an article by Sarah Boesveld titled “More than expensive daycare?” In this extensive news article, the author addresses this issue, discussing both sides of this debate … and the online version includes interviews, videos etc.
The articles refers to a couple of reports, without actually providing the titles or links. Have you noticed how reporters do this? The librarian in me finds this very irritating, but that’s what I am here for. So to the best of my humble ability, hoping that these are accurate, here are the links to the reports mentioned in this article.
Fall 2012, by researchers at Queen’s U and Brock U: Final Report: Evaluation of the Implementation of the Ontario Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten Program.
2006 or 2007. Philip DeCicca from McMaster U: Does full-day kindergarten matter? Evidence from the first 2 years of schooling
Janette Pelletier (OISE). I could not figure out the exact report to which the reporter was referring to, so here are 2 publicly available articles/reports:
- Key finding from Year 3 of full-day Early Learning Kindergarten in Peel
- Ontario’s Full-day Kindergarten: A Bold Public Policy Initiative
Finally, here is the link the Ministry’s Full-day Kindergarten page: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/kindergarten/ and the EduGain Early Primary site http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/earlyPrimary/index.html
This would be a great research project for anyone taking Early Learning AQ courses!
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