Full Day Kindergarten

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Description The full-day kindergarten program was introduced in September 2010, with a plan for full implementation in all elementary schools across the province by September 2014. However, full-day kindergarten has not been roll out completely now. Some important documents used to ensure and improve the implementation of full-day kindergarten from 2010 to 2013. A lot of supporting documents is related to early learning. In 2010, some legislative changes happened under Bill 242 and they mentioned that “The Full Day Early Learning Statute Law Amendment Act, 2010”, was passed in the Legislature on April 27, 2010. An other important change is that ministry of education provided regulations and regulatory changes to support full-day kindergarten…show more content…
The purpose of full-day kindergarten is to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years, and to do so in a safe and caring play-based environment hat promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of all children. There are four goals of the full-day early learning kindergarten program. First of all, full-day kindergarten is to establish a strong foundation for the early years by providing young children with an integrated day learning. Secondly, It is necessary to provide a play-based learning environment for children . Furthermore, full-day kindergarten try to help children make a smoother transition to Grade 1. Lastly, full-day kindergarten want to help children achieve success in school and in their lives beyond school.At the same time, The principles of full-day kindergarten are followed by a framework for Ontario early childhood entitled Early Learning for Every Child Today (January 2007, pp. 7–20; hereafter referred to as “ELECT”). There are six principles of full-day kindergarten. Firstly, early child development sets the foundation for lifelong learning, behavior, and health. Secondly, partnerships with families and communities ought to support the ability of early childhood settings and to meet the needs of young children. Thirdly, children’s diversity, equity, inclusion and rights should be respected by early educators. Fourthly, early education should be…show more content…
There is still a problem about the educators of full-day kindergarten. In other words, who should be the teachers of the full-day kindergarten program? Full-day kindergarten will be fully implemented in Ontario since September 2014. Full-day kindergarten classrooms have two educators who work collaboratively as partners to provide a full-day of learning for four and five year. child care and kindergarten programs and practice have been brought together through a teaching team of a kindergarten teach- er and registered early childhood educator (ECE) in a legislated “duty to cooperate” (Government of Ontario, 2010). DECEs (Designated Early Childhood Educators) are registered members of the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE). The majority of DECEs in Ontario are members of one union, ETFO(Elementary Teacher Federation Ontario), CUPE(Canadian Union of Public Employees), or OSSTF(Ontario Secondary School Teacher Federation). Some DECEs are still not represented by a union. FDK teachers are members of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and governed by their Ethical Standards and Standards of Practice and are members of ETFO or OECTA. DECE and Teacher collective agreements differ from local to local and as such can create misunderstandings. In addition to the rights and responsibilities, each individual school board will have Respectful Workplace policies and will have its own standards that apply to the professional relationship between co-workers. Make sure you are

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