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It’s Child’s Play
This article from ETFO’s VOICE magazine outlines the importance of a play based curriculum for young children. It may be reproduced.
 

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Starting School
This brochure was produced for distribution to parents as their children enter the public school system. Copies may be ordered from ETFO’s shopETFO.
 

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New to the Early Years…
Teaching and learning in Kindergarten is not the same as in other grades. This flyer was developed to assist teachers new to kindergarten to make important decisions about appropriate programming for young learners.

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Play Makes Program Unique
In this issue of VOICE the August conference, welcoming DECE’s into the ETFO family was profiled.

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Playing is Learning
This pamphlet is designed to promote play-based learning, not just in primary grades but in all grades. In it, ETFO outlines the reasons play-based learning is important. Please share this pamphlet with your staff and with your school council.

Ministry Documents

 

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Early Learning for Every Child Today – a Framework for Ontario’s Early Childhood Settings
This document from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services provides both a theoretical framework for setting up appropriate programs for young children and a developmental continuum. It is to be used in conjunction with the Kindergarten program in Kindergarten classrooms.

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The Kindergarten Program
This curriculum document to be used to guide a teacher’s programming for Junior and Senior Kindergarten children. It is to be supplemented with the ELECT document.
 

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Supporting English Language Learners in Kindergarten: A practical guide for Ontario educators
This document has been designed as a resource for teachers, administrators, and other school staff as they support ELLs in achieving the overall expectations of the Kindergarten program.

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The Full-Day Early Learning – Kindergarten Program.
For those schools who are part of the Full Day Early Learning initiative, this draft curriculum document was developed to kink curriculum expectations with play-based activities. It is an excellent resource to guide all early years educators.

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Full-Day Early Learning–Kindergarten Program, The Extended-Day Program.
This resource offers succinct background information for educators on the new directions in Kindergarten programs across Ontario.

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Full-Day Early Learning–Kindergarten Program, for Four- and Five-Year-Olds.
This resource offers succinct background information for educators on the new directions in Kindergarten programs across Ontario.

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with Our Best Future in mind Implementing Early Learning in Ontario – Pascal Report.
The Pascal report was presented to the government in June of 2009 and has been the catalyst for the full day early learning initiative.