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Quebec lags behind in schooling 4-year-olds

August 29, 2003
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Allison Lampert
The Gazette, Montreal

Less than 20% $5 day-care program competes with prekindergarten classes

Unlike France and other countries where nearly all 4-year-olds go to school, less than 20 per cent of Quebec kids attended private nurseries, or prekindergarten classes, last year. Educators attribute the disparity to the former Parti Québécois government’s decision to make quality day care – and not school – more widely available to children under 5.