BC Government Moves toward All-Day Kindergarten for 3-5 Year-Olds

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski BURNABY, BC, August 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The BC Ministry of Education and Ministry of Children and Family Development is considering implementing full-school-day pre-kindergarten for children ages three and four, and full-time kindergarten for five-year-olds. The…

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So is this a mandatory thing (all kids in BC would HAVE to attend)? If it’s voluntary, I don’t see a problem. I stay home, and my kids go to preschool part time starting at age 3, and my 6 y/o (she missed the cutoff to start Kindergarten when she was 5 by 10 days) will start full day kindergarten at Catholic school next week (our public school district has 1/2 day kindergarten). But lots of parents do work and send their kids to full time daycare when they’re infants. I don’t believe this is necessarily a good thing (I think kids should be cared for by parents first, or close relatives like grandparents or aunts/uncles in the home if at all possible), but it’s a choice a lot of parents have to make. Now if it’s mandatory, that’s a whole different thing. The gov’t shouldn’t be forcing parents to put their kids in pre K at all, much less all day, if the parents don’t want to.

In Christ,

Ellen

Govt should stay out of education.

Education is in the authority and prerogative of parents, just as God has given them.

Public education should be abolished, and take education away from govt and give it back to the parents and the Church.

Then ask for a huge tax cut for everybody, now that all that money isn’t being deliberately wasted on these humanistic socialist statistic temples of evil and perversion.

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