Source: CNW, November 21, 2011 (media advisory)
Excerpt: The third edition of the Early Years Study will be released in Toronto and Montreal on Tuesday, November 22 at 10 a.m. Early Years Study 3 (EYS 3) introduces the Early Childhood Education Index, a tool that monitors the funding, policy, access and quality of early childhood education in Canada. The first findings are surprisingly promising. "Despite budget challenges provinces have clearly prioritized programs for young children," says the study's co-author the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain. The study is the third collaboration between Mrs. McCain and world leading scientist Dr. J. Fraser Mustard who died last week.