- Local News
- October 08, 2010
Full-Day Kindergarten Helping Students In London
Premier McGuinty Visits New Stoney Creek Public School
Today Premier Dalton McGuinty toured one of Ontario’s newest schools offering full-day kindergarten in London.
High demand for full-day kindergarten means Stoney Creek Public School is offering eight full-day kindergarten classes serving 180 students.
The state-of-the-art Stoney Creek Public School opened in September, with an investment of almost $13.1 million from the government. The school has an interactive white board in every classroom that allows teachers to engage students by using the internet and other 21st century technologies. Sensor-controlled lighting, heating and air conditioning, as well as low-flow plumbing make it energy efficient.
Ontario is now among the first places in North America to offer full-day kindergarten.
Investing in early learning and making schools better places to learn are important parts of the government’s Open Ontario Plan.
“Our investments in education are supporting higher student achievement — new schools provide better places to learn. Full-day kindergarten makes life a little easier for Ontario families and sets children up for a lifetime of success.”
— Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario
“Ontario’s students directly benefit from new schools and innovative programs like full-day kindergarten. Both investments support a strong economy and give students the tools they need to succeed now and in the future.”
— Deb Matthews, MPP London North Centre
•Since 2003, 400 new schools have been opened or are underway across Ontario creating jobs now and spaces for students in the future.
•Since September, about 35,000 four- and five-year-olds have been in full-day kindergarten at almost 600 schools.
•The McGuinty government has invested $5.4 billion through the Good Places to Learn and energy efficiency programs since 2003.