Kindergarten for 4-year olds to start
The PQ will offer kindergarten for 4-year olds this fall to 1, 200 children.
The PQ government hopes to target disadvantage children, but the initial roll-out will not be offered to all of them.
Each qualifying schoolboard, will have to pick one school for a single 18-child class, and that includes every English schoolboard.
Minister Marie Malavoy says 27 % of children do not go to daycare before starting school, and she says many of them start their schooling at a disadvantage.
"I think its a good idea to add a new service to reach more of those children," she says, adding that some parents choose to care for their children at home, but are willing to send them to school.
Malavoy says the program should eventually involve 8 thousand young children.