Early Years Education Initiative
14, 2017, the Province of Manitoba announced a new early years education
initiative to support student success in literacy and numeracy. The initiative
will replace the previous Provincial government’s Kindergarten to Grade 3 cap
of 20 students per classroom.
Winnipeg School Division views this as positive and
progressive support for early years education. This initiative gives us the
ability to be responsive to the division’s priorities for early education while
honoring experiential learning, cooperation and social/emotional needs of
children. This support allows children to achieve a higher academic success in
literacy, numeracy and connections to other subjects.
This announcement is also very timely with the recent
release of the new early years English Language Arts and Time for Learning,
Time for Joy curriculum.
The funding grant for this initiative is consistent with
past investment from the Province. Currently, Winnipeg School Division
administration is working with early years schools to develop a plan to most
effectively use this funding in our ongoing effort to establish a solid
foundation for students to build upon.
of Education Services
and Learning Innovation
Winnipeg School Division is proud to offer educational programs and related services to approximately 33,000 students from Nursery to Grade 12, in regular elementary and secondary classes, alternative, advanced and language programs.
We also have a wide variety of programming in place for students with special education and behavioural needs. We are committed to life-long learning and offer programs that allow adults to continue to learn and enrich their lives, and adolescent parents to succeed as parents and learners.
New Canadians and students and families from a variety of diverse cultures are also supported with programs to help ensure success in our schools and communities. Student wellness and development is another priority that is evident in programming such as school therapy and counselling services.