Queen's University

Full-time kindergarten

2010-03-19

Today, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that 600 Ontario schools will incorporate full-time kindergarten programs by September of this year. Professor emeritus Ray Peters is available to discuss this announcement, and what it may mean for Ontario children and their families.
Dr. Peters is a Professor of Psychology at Queen's University. He has been involved in the field of child development and children's mental health research for over 35 years. His major research interests concern the promotion of children's well-being and the prevention of children's mental health problems.
As Research Director for the Better Beginnings, Better Futures Project, he heads a multidisciplinary team from 6 Ontario Universities and local research teams in disadvantaged neighbourhoods across Ontario. The focus of this research is evaluating community-based programs which influence the development of young children and their families.
To arrange an interview please contact Kristyn Wallace at (613)533-6000 ext 79173 kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at (613)533-6000 ext 77513 michael.onesi@queensu.ca, News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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