The Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord (CSCFN) retained the services of SRDC to evaluate the current state of the implementation of the Ontario Early Years Policy Framework with the aim to produce a master plan for its full implementation across schools. The master plan provides a guide for a collective approach to the development and delivery of early years programs and services for children and families.
Its development was based on several sources of information:
(1) an environmental scan of existing programs and services (i.e., quantity and quality; strengths and weaknesses), gaps in services targeting young children and their family, and overlaps in and links between services;
(2) a comparative analysis between best practices and the current status of programs and services offered by the school board and by community partners;
(3) winning practices and training needs identified by teacher/early childhood educator teams; and
(4) a series of consultations on the shape an integral implementation of the framework could take.
Published: February 2014
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement
Policy Area: P-12 Education - Preschool
Population: Children - Official Language Minorities