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.
- 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.