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The 14th Annual Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development
June 2, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm$55 – $195
The Summer Institute is an annual collaboration between the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College and the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. The Institute strives to offer timely information to inform research, policy and practice.
Research tells us that quality early childhood education can be a game-changer for children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Yet many policies and practices prevent racialized, Indigenous and vulnerable children from participating in early childhood programs or stream them into low quality settings.
A new framework for early learning and childcare is in development. Canadian jurisdictions are using the occasion to update their early childhood policies. It is important that change be informed by evidence and viewed through an equity lens.