Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario Passes Full-Day Learning Legislation
Date: April 27, 2010
On April 27, 2010, Bill 242, the Full-Day Early Learning Statute Law Amendment Act, 2010 carried at Third Reading. As reported in our most recent Bill 242 FTR Now, it is expected to receive Royal Assent and will come into force on a date to be named by proclamation.
Bill 242 amends provisions of the Education Act and related statutes to give effect to the government’s Early Learning Program (ELP) in September of 2010, as we reported in our FTR Now of January 12, 2010.
The amendments outline the operation of junior kindergarten and kindergarten on a full day basis; the operation of extended day programs outside the hours of junior kindergarten and kindergarten; and the appointment of early childhood educators to positions in junior kindergarten and kindergarten and extended day programs.
First introduced February 17, 2010, Bill 242 was later amended by the Standing Committee on Social Policy.