Focus on Education

After-school programs keep kids active

Keeping children active after school can be a challenge. Signing them up for an after-school program can have both health and social benefits. “After-school programs offer a different experience for a child’s social and academic aptitude development,” says Dr. Paul […]

Richard Fransham of UCY

UCY wants to ‘get people’s imaginations going’

Across Canada, communities are finding opportunities for schools to innovate and adapt to a changing world. In Ottawa, Uniting for Children and Youth (UCY) is doing the same. A grassroots network of parents, students, educators, and community members, the organization […]

Little speakers

Early identification of speech and language delays is crucial to a child’s life success, expert says Speech and language milestones are important and parents and caregivers need to pay careful attention to whether a child is meeting them or not. “Talk […]

The 50/50 split

Ottawa parents weigh in on OCDSB and OCSB’s two-year bilingual program Kindergarten classrooms across Ottawa have seen some major changes in recent years, starting with the introduction of full-day learning and, as of September 2016, a 50/50 split of French […]