Ontario’s full-day kindergarten (FDK) program is giving children a better start in school and preparing them for success in Grade 1.
Jim Bradley, MPP for St. Catharines visited full-day kindergarten students, teachers and staff at St. Alfred Catholic Elementary School for the first day of school.
A recent Queen’s and McMaster universities study measured the progress and development of students who were enrolled in FDK compared to those who participated in half-day programs. In every area, students improved their readiness for Grade 1 and accelerated their development. Comparisons of children with two years of FDK instruction and children with no FDK instruction showed that FDK:
Giving the province’s youngest learners the tools they need to succeed in Grade 1 and beyond is part of the Ontario government’s plan to prepare students for a productive and successful future and build a fair and prosperous society.
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