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Premier Dalton McGuinty builds necklaces with Nathan Skinner, 3, left, and Alex You, 4, in a full day kindergarten class at Stoney Creek Public School in London, Ontario, October 8, 2010. (Geoff Robins for The Globe and Mail/Geoff Robins for The Globe and Mail)
Premier Dalton McGuinty builds necklaces with Nathan Skinner, 3, left, and Alex You, 4, in a full day kindergarten class at Stoney Creek Public School in London, Ontario, October 8, 2010. (Geoff Robins for The Globe and Mail/Geoff Robins for The Globe and Mail)

Ontario to extend all-day kindergarten to another 900 schools Add to ...

The McGuinty government is rolling out full-day kindergarten to another 900 schools in Ontario by September, 2012, making the program available to almost half of the province's four- and five-year-olds.

The program, a centrepiece of Premier Dalton McGuinty's government, was launched last September at about 600 schools. Another 200 schools will be added next September.

"A strong start in school leads to a strong finish - so more students graduate and go on to college, university or an apprenticeship," Mr. McGuinty said Wednesday morning at St. Mary Catholic School in Toronto. "Full-day kindergarten is setting our children up for success - and it's making things a little easier for parents today."

A list of schools, with scheduled starting dates for all-day kindergarten, can be found here.

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