Honourable Mention: Discussion on the Vision of Early Learning Between the French-Language School Boards and the Ministry of Education

On February 27, 2013, the French-Language, Aboriginal Learning and Research Division and the Early Learning Division of the Ministry of Education invited 12 French-language school board system leaders to attend a meeting in Toronto on the topic of Full-Day Kindergarten. The meeting was co-chaired by Assistant Deputy Ministers Janine Griffore and Jim Grieve, as they sought to provide school board leaders with the chance to discuss the vision of early learning and how senior leaders are vitally important to making the vision a reality.

Staff from the French Language Education Policy and Programs Branch as well as from the Early Learning Division worked together to provide informative presentations and activities to participants which would enable school boards to reflect on the vision of early learning.

I am glad to hear that the French-language school boards are collaborating, and I look forward to seeing the progress resulting from these types of mobilizing meetings.

The Honourable Mentions Series is a series of 15 blog posts that the Commissioner is releasing to individually highlight initiatives by government ministries and agencies that demonstrate efforts to expand the delivery of high-quality French-language services, as listed in his 2012-2013 Annual Report. The full list of honourable mentions and the relevant blog posts are available here.

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