Government of Manitoba

"Play nourishes every aspect of children's development. It forms the foundation of intellectual, social, physical and emotional skills necessary for success in school and in life. "
Hewes, 2006

An Action Plan for Science Education in Manitoba

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Starting Early, Starting Strong
Manitoba's children deserve the best possible start in life. Recent research shows that children's early years are an important time in brain development and a key factor in determining success later in life.

Early Development Instrument “From Results to Action Survey”
Report 2013 (Adobe Icon 1.89 MB)
This report provides information about the Early Development Instrument (EDI) influence on changes in communities and references Manitoba EDI initiatives.

Early Childhood Education Bibliography (Adobe Icon 501 KB)
November 2012

Australia's Early Years Learning Framework
The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children's learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. The Framework also recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), Statement on Play-Based Learning Adobe Icon
At the recent World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, organizers, keynote speakers, scientists, experts, and political figures underscored the enormous benefits of early learning.

Education at a Glance 2012: OECD Indicators
Publication Date: 2012-09-11
This report highlights (Pages 338-342) how early childhood education is associated with better performance later on in school.

Emerging Issues Project: Integration Report Adobe Icon
Examining the Human Resource Implications of Emerging Issues in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) / Communications Strategy Development, Integration of ECEC and Education

PIRLS Report Canada in Context: Canadian Results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study Adobe Icon
The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an international assessment that measures trends in reading achievement of Grade 4 students, as well as policies and practices related to literacy. The study is administered every five years and is carried out by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, an independent cooperative of research institutions and governmental agencies.

ECEU Newsletters

ECEU Spring NewsletterSpring 2015 Newsletter (Adobe Icon 441 KB)

ECEU Fall NewsletterWinter 2014 Newsletter (Adobe Icon 757 KB)