Shannon Fuller delivers Plenary

Shannon Fuller delivers Plenary

Shannon Fuller, the acting Assistant Deputy Minister in the Early Years Division at the Ministry of Education presented Renewing and Expanding Ontario’s Early Years System in her plenary address at the March Ontario Council Standing Committee meeting. Shannon began with an overview of the Ontario’s Early Years system within a historical perspective. In 2009, Dr. Charles Pascal released With Our Best Future in Mind, with recommendations for a more integrated early learning and child care system, including full day kindergarten. In 2015, the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) came into force, replacing 70-year-old legislation. CCEYA strengthened compliance with programming through play-based learning and regulated health and safety in early years settings. READ THE FULL REPORT

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