FREDERICTON, NB, Oct. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Merging education with child care and family supports is a proven formula for better outcomes for children and less stress for parents. Yet across Canada services, particularly for young children, are a disorganized patchwork. "This disadvantages families and taxpayers," says the Honourable Margaret McCain, who is here to co-host a workshop bringing Canadian and international experts together with government officials and front line children's service providers.
With the former Lieutenant Governor and philanthropist is June McLoughlin, Director of Family and Children's Services, Victoria, Australia and Lyse Brunet, Executive Director d'Avenir d'enfants, an initiative with the Quebec government to connect public health, family supports, child care and public education.
"Their experiences can help inform New Brunswick as it undertakes its ambitious action plan, Putting Children First," says Mrs. McCain.
The event opens at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 29, with Mrs. McCain and the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Jody Carr. The day long session takes place in the Kent Auditorium of the Wu Conference Centre at the University of New Brunswick.
SOURCE: THE MARGARET AND WALLACE MCCAIN FAMILY FOUNDATION
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