The Honourable Mrs. Margaret McCain – The Early Years Study 4

The Honourable Mrs. Margaret McCain – The Early Years Study 4

By Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation

In this series of conversations, we speak with the researchers, educators and economists who have contributed their unique and important perspectives to Early Years Study 4. Each conversation is interesting and compelling on its own but, when combined, the call to action is loud and clear: high quality, early childhood education for ALL.

The Honourable Mrs. Margaret McCain is a Canadian philanthropist, the 27th, and first woman serving as, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. She is, perhaps, best known for her work in the promotion of early childhood education.

The first report of the Early Years study was released in 1999 and this month, more than 2 decades later, the Wallace and Margaret McCain Family Foundation has published the 4th iteration of the study, providing Canadians with a compelling and robust vision for the way we view the beginning years of a child’s life.

Today on In conversation, we dive into the backstory of this work but we’re also going to lean into the future and explore what it will take to have that vision become part of the way we do things here.

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