Human Resources Legislative Update
New Early Learning Program Regulations Filed Under Education Act
Date: June 9, 2010
On June 7, 2010, the Ontario government filed two significant regulations under the Education Act in support of its full-day learning initiative, the Early Learning Program (ELP):
- O. Reg. 224/10, dealing with full-day junior kindergarten and kindergarten; and
- O. Reg. 225/10, dealing with Extended Day Programs for schools subject to section 259 of the Act.
The ELP initiative was formalized in Bill 242, the Full-Day Early Learning Statute Amendment Act, 2010, which received Royal Assent.
As previously reported, Bill 242 amends provisions of the Education Act and related statutes to give effect to the ELP. More information on the ELP is available in our FTR Now of January 12, 2010.
The amendments will come into force on a date to be named by proclamation.