OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

October 27, 2009 14:48 ET

OSSTF/FEESO Congratulates Premier

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2009) - OSSTF/FEESO congratulates Premier Dalton McGuinty and his government for moving forward with implementing full-day early learning for four-and five-year-olds. "We applaud the early learning team approach that will see a teacher and an early childhood educator working together to help students learn and grow," stated Ken Coran, President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, (OSSTF/FEESO).

"As OSSTF/FEESO represents teachers and a wide variety of educational workers, including Early Childhood Educators, across the province, we have been uniquely positioned to see the benefits that students of all ages reap when there is a full school team delivering program and services. This team approach can only strengthen the learning of our youngest students and successfully prepare them for their future years," Coran also stated.

Coran notes that "with all new programs, there will be challenges as they are implemented and these will have to be worked through with the best interests of students in mind. OSSTF/FEESO looks forward to the opportunity to be involved in supporting the government's work on this very important early learning initiative in Ontario. Our members have the experience and skills to provide valuable assistance and input as the planning process moves forward."

OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counsellors, and many others in education.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
    Ken Coran
    President
    416.751.8300 or 1.800.267.7867