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Children play with Lego on a colourful alphabet rug. A boy who is visually impaired reads a book with raised dots, a precursor to learning to read in Braille. Sand running through the hourglasses fascinates a curious boy. A boy building with blocks greets the class bunny who has hopped over for a visit. A boy gives a thumbs up. A girl plays with colourful shapes on the classroom light-table. A girl counts and orders buttons by size. Two girls balance on a pipe as they look for frogs in a swampy area. Children create their own book illustrations using the “still life” technique. Two girls are paired during a large group activity. A boy builds with interlocking cubes. A girl illustrates her “story”. Three girls practice their letters on individual whiteboards. A boy holds alphabet blocks that spell out PLAY. Young boys explore classroom science materials. A girl using a walker smiles. Three children share a book together." An educator and 4 preschoolers enjoy a small group interaction.

"All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”  
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

An Action Plan for Science Education in Manitoba

Early Childhood Education

For Parents/Guardians

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Do you have general questions about your child’s development?

Do you have questions about your child's behaviour?

Looking for child care or nursery school for your child?

Looking for parent-child (0-6) play and learn opportunities for you and your child?

Is your child with additional support needs transitioning into school?

Protocol for Early Childhood Transition to School for Children  with Additional Support Needs
Protocol for Early Childhood Transition to School for Children with Additional Support Needs | December 2015

Why do educators promote play based learning for young students?

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Wondering how to talk to your child about racism?

Critical/Courageous Conversations on Race: What your child is learning at school and how you can help
Critical/Courageous Conversations on Race: What your child is learning at school and how you can help
This support document provides a vision of how parents and grandparents can help prepare their children to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse society while creating local and international communities characterized by diversity, justice and equality.

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    A 20-page plain language booklet listing many federal, provincial and regional benefits and programs individuals and families living in Manitoba may be eligible for.