Results for - Preschool and Kindergarten

2,172 voters participated in this survey

There seem to be big differences between Canada's provinces as to when children begin school and as to whether preschool/junior kindergarten is government funded.

1. What do you think is an appropriate age for children to begin preschool/junior kindergarten?

age 3 years
22%
479 votes
age 4 years
45%
975 votes
age 5 years
29%
639 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
79 votes

2. Do you think preschool/junior kindergarten should be made up of half-days or full-days?

Half-days
57%
1,228 votes
Full-days
19%
421 votes
An attendance plan should be personalized, depending on the child's situation/needs.
21%
463 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
60 votes

3. How many days per week should children attend preschool/junior kindergarten?

1 day
1%
30 votes
2 days
5%
116 votes
3 days
24%
526 votes
4 days
8%
170 votes
5 days
39%
842 votes
Again, an attendance plan should be personalized based on each child's situation/needs.
20%
428 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
60 votes

4. Do you think preschool/junior kindergarten should be focused only on children's social skills, or also on academic skills?

only on social skills
10%
227 votes
mainly on academic skills
7%
150 votes
a combination of social and academic skills
80%
1,730 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
65 votes

5. Do you think preschool/junior kindergarten should be government funded for all children or only for children with disabilities?

All children
62%
1,355 votes
Only children with disabilities
10%
220 votes
Undecided
24%
518 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
79 votes

6. Do you think that today's society puts too much pressure on young children to perform/excel academically at a young age?

Yes
58%
1,266 votes
No
22%
484 votes
Undecided
19%
422 votes
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