Presley Tudico is not yet five but he’s already entrenched in Canada’s education system.
His academic journey began when he was 18 months old after his parents enrolled him in an early childhood education centre (ECE) in Toronto.
“We wanted him to have stimulated interaction with other children,” his mother Nikki Lamb Tudico said. “Uptown Yonge Preschool had a balance of learning through play, fun exploration, crafts, music, and French.”
The Tudicos’ objective wasn’t heavy academics. Still, they enjoyed listening to their toddler’s expanding vocabulary and were happy when Presley was introduced to reading and writing. Senior kindergarten this September should be a piece of cake for him. “He’s ready to dive in,” said Lamb Tudico, president of Lamb Creative Group, a communications and marketing collective in Toronto.
In Canada, children must be enrolled in school by the age of six.
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