Province to Consult Nova Scotians on Early Years

Source: Premier's Office, Government of Nova Scotia, May 25, 2012

Excerpt: "The province is consulting Nova Scotians on a plan to ensure young children are getting the support they need to develop to their full potential. Premier Darrell Dexter released today, May 25, a discussion paper to guide consultation with interested groups and families. The premier also appointed a nine-member advisory council, co-chaired by Anne McGuire, CEO, IWK Health Centre, and Mary Lyon, professor emeritus, Mount Saint Vincent University.

"Giving Children the Best Start: The Early Years is an opportunity for Nova Scotians to rally behind their children, to build a seamless and comprehensive continuum of supports from the prenatal period through to elementary schooling. This is the most effective means to ensure all children have an even-handed opportunity to succeed in school and in life. It is the smartest investment in its own prosperity that Nova Scotia can make.”

-- Hon. Margaret McCain"

To read the discussion paper, complete the online survey, or learn more about the advisory council, visit

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