Full Day Kindergarten Program

Our Best Future…
Full-Day Kindergarten Program

In November 2007, the Premier of Ontario asked Dr. Charles Pascal to recommend the best way to implement full-day learning for 4 and 5-year-olds.

Our best future is one where all of our children are:

  • healthy and secure;
  • emotionally and socially competent;
  • eager, confident, and successful learners;
  • respectful of the diversity of their peers.

Key Components of Early Learning

This new, comprehensive and transformational early learning plan for Ontario begins by recommending better use of the resources we have to create a system of services for children and families from the prenatal period to age 12, including the following:

  • Full-day learning for 4 and 5-year-olds
  • Before and after-school and summer programs for school-age children
  • Quality programs for younger children
  • Enhanced parental leave by 2020

Kindergarten Program Learning Curriculum


The summary report as well as the full report, With Our Best Future In Mind are available below:

Thank you to the School of Public Policy & Governance University of Toronto for providing links to the Web Casts “Implementing Early Learning in Ontario”

Webcast – Opening Remarks & Keynote

Webcast – Panel 1

Webcast – Panel 2

Webcast – Panel 3