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Students provided with internet and technology access to support home learning

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has invested $860,000 towards the acquisition of 1,000 iPads with data plans, 500 laptops and 300 MiFi Hubs to support home learning by providing students in need with access to devices and internet services. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy made the announcement today.

Continuity of learning, graduation plans released

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development released today home learning plans and resources for families to support the continuity of learning while schools remain closed to students. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy outlined the plans.

Poster for 31st Provincial French Pride Week unveiled

The artwork and promotional poster for the 31st edition of Provincial French Pride Week were recently launched at École Le Galion des Appalaches in Campbellton.

New gymnasium floor in Fredericton

A new gymnasium floor has been installed at the Nashwaaksis Field House in Fredericton. The $720,000 project was financed through a partnership between the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Anglophone West School District and the City of Fredericton. The gym serves Nashwaaksis Middle School students, as well as many community groups after-hours and on weekends. Previous flooring ...

2019 Excellence in Education Awards (anglophone sector)

Ten educators in the anglophone sector have been presented with the Minister’s Excellence in Education award recognizing their outstanding work. Front row, from left: George Daley, deputy minister of Education and Early Childhood Education (anglophone sector); recipients Angela Young, Venessa Poirier-LeBlanc, Sheila Morgan and Susan Boyle. Back row, from left: recipients Shane Kelbaugh, Jonathan Godbout, Paul Kelly, Lesley Stewart, Ginger ...

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take our kids to work is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada during which students step into the working world for a day. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Grade 9 students had the opportunity to accompany a parent/guardian, family friend or volunteer host to the workplace for the day. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy met with ...

2018-19 Excellence in Education Awards (francophone sector)

Five teachers and three early childhood educators in the francophone sector have received the Excellence in Education Award in recognition of their exceptional work over the 2018-19 school year. Seated, from left: recipients Steven Haché and Éric Chiasson. Standing, from left: recipients Linda Harris Soucy, Tina Brasseur and Tania Roy; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy; and recipients ...

Funding to support innovation, hands-on learning in schools

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy visited Brilliant Labs today to announce a $500,000 funding grant. After the announcement, Grade 8 students Ben McNally (centre) and Rohan Katreddy (right) explained how they designed the podium built for the occasion and featured a voice-activated lighting system.

Carbon monoxide monitors to be installed in schools

The provincial government announced today that carbon monoxide monitors will be installed in about 160 provincial schools which have fuel-fired appliances. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy and provincial fire marshal Michael Lewis.

Early learning and child care educators celebrated

New Brunswickers are celebrating the 12th annual provincial Early Learning and Child Care Week from June 3 to 7, and marking Early Childhood Educator Day on Wednesday, June 5. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy participated in the Children United activity at Jilly Beans Childcare in Hanwell.

Wage increase for trained early childhood educators

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy announced a 75 cent per hour wage increase for early childhood educators who have completed a two-year college diploma or a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field.

2019 Provincial French Pride Week

The 30th Provincial French Pride Week was officially launched on Monday at École l’Odyssée in Moncton. This year, the theme for the week, which runs from May 18 to 22, is Les fenêtres de l’Acadie s’ouvrent sur la francophonie! (Acadia serves as a window to the Francophonie). From left: Francine Cyr, chair of the Francophone nord-ouest school district education council; ...

Provincial government surpasses goal for designated New Brunswick Early Learning Centres

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced that as of March 1, more than 330 child care facilities have become designated New Brunswick Early Learning Centres, surpassing the government’s goal. Cardy and visited Little Munchkins Preschool Centre in Hanwell to tour the facility and discuss the benefits of becoming a designated New Brunswick Early Learning Centre. He also ...

Booklet outlining playful ways to develop literacy skills in children now available

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy and library clerk Judy Johnston read books to children and parents participating in Babies at the Library at Fay Tidd Public Library in Oromocto during the launch of the Exploring Literacies booklet on Tues., Feb. 12.

2017-18 Excellence in Education Awards (francophone sector)

Five teachers and three early childhood educators in the francophone sector have received the Excellence in Education Award in recognition of their exceptional work over the 2017-18 school year. During a visit at the Francophone Sud school district, Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy met and congratulated the district’s award winners. From left: Paul Demers, president of the ...

Early learning and child care facilities in Moncton area receive one-time grants

A total of 152 early learning and child care facilities in the Moncton region have benefited from $931,722 under the provincial government’s One-Time Quality Improvement Grant program. From left: Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Nichole Richard, early childhood educator; Janet Perry, executive director of Miracles at First Child Care Centre; and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers.

Early learning and child care facilities in Edmundston area receive one-time grants

A total of 36 early learning and child care facilities in the Edmundston region have benefited from $211,874 under the provincial government’s One-Time Quality Improvement Grant program. Among those participating in the announcement were Josée Picard, director and owner of Garderie la petite famille; Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault; and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry.

Early learning and child care facilities in the Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula region receive one-time grant

A total of 63 early learning and childcare facilities in the Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula regions have benefited from $304,337 under the provincial government’s One-Time Quality Improvement Grant program. Photo shows Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian

Portal to help parents navigate child care options

The provincial government has launched an online resource portal for families seeking information on early learning and child care services and programs. From left: Melodie Bernier, student visiting the Moncton Public Library; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Amanda West, parent; and Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc.

Early learning and child care facilities in Fredericton area receive one-time grants

A total of 131 early learning and child care facilities in the Fredericton region have benefited from $728,938 under the provincial government’s One-Time Quality Improvement Grant program. From left: Lise Plummer, on-site administrator of the Preschool Centre; children attending centre; and deputy-premier Stephen Horsman.

Early learning and child care facilities in Saint John area receive one-time grants

A total of 89 early learning and child care facilities in the Saint John region have benefited from $704,797 under the provincial government’s One-Time Quality Improvement Grant program. Front, from left: children attending South End Daycare. Back, from left: Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet; Mona Clark, executive director of South End Daycare; ...

Renovations set to begin at Bath Community School

The provincial government is investing $3.2 million from the 2018-19 capital budget for renovations at Bath Community School. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; Bath Mayor Troy Stone; Scott Oakes, chair of the parent school support committee; Premier Brian Gallant; and principal Mitchell Hemphill.

Government encourages eye exams for children returning to school

The provincial government is reminding parents and guardians to get their child’s eyes tested before they enter or return to school in September. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; optometrist Dr. Joceline Maillet-Boudreau; and Charlotte Woods, who begins kindergarten this fall.

Trades teachers building energy efficient house for Eel Ground First Nation

An energy efficient house is being built in Eel Ground First Nation by a group of trades teachers and other volunteers. The house will be donated to a member of the community when completed. From Left: Eel Gound First Nation Chief George Ginnish; Sacha Dewolfe, director of the Office of First Nation Education at the Department of Education and Early ...

Funding for welding station to help improve training in Eel Ground First Nation

A new welding station will offer more training opportunities to middle and high school students in the Eel Ground First Nation community. From left: Eel Ground councillor Tyler Patles; Eel Ground councillor Merrill Martin; Sacha Dewolfe, director of the Office of First Nation Education at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; Eel Ground councillor Brian Simon; Michelle Stanford, ...

Construction to begin on new École Arc-en-ciel in Oromocto

Construction will begin shortly on a new school that will replace École Arc-en-ciel. From left: Claude Paulin, president of the parent school support committee; Willy Wilondja, member of the Francophone sud school district education council; student council members Alyssa Roy, Sarah-Maude Bélanger, Aiden Bérubé and Kyra Lustig; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; and school principal Tammy Akerly-Cyr.