Full-day and junior kindergarten

Early childhood programs are instrumental in ensuring that all children come to school ready to learn. At-risk students can be identified early and matched with developmental supports that remove or reduce barriers to learning.

Developmentally appropriate kindergarten programs benefit children academically and socially, especially children from low socio-economic or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of early learning programs—with some demonstrating a return of investment as high as nine to one.