Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Province-Wide Program Full-Day Kindergarten Saves Families $6,500 Annually

Province-Wide Program Full-Day Kindergarten Saves Families $6,500 Annually

Since its launch in 2010, Ontario has invested $1.5 billion in school boards to build or renovate FDK classrooms, making FDK one of the largest investments in education in a generation. Ontario's full-day kindergarten (FDK) program has enrolled more than one million students and will save families an estimated $1 billion in child care costs by the end of this school.

Quick Facts

  • Studies show that a return on public investment in early learning is at least seven to one.
  • Since the introduction of FDK, licensed child care spaces for four- and five-year-old children located in schools has more than quadrupled (from 15,000 in 2011 to 74,000 in 2015).
  • About 3,600 additional teaching positions and almost 10,000 early childhood educator positions have been created as a result of FDK.
Read more here:
https://news.ontario.ca/edu/en/2016/09/full-day-kindergarten-reaches-more-than-one-million-ontario-students.html?_ga=1.52291753.1444572896.1475335957