The Rug Rat Race explores schooling for toddlers
Parents are racing to give their two and three-year olds a head start on schooling
Experts agree that in the last couple of decades, parents who have the means are investing more time and money in their children — during the years before they even begin kindergarten.
The Rug Rat Race — a week-long series looking at efforts to give children a head start — explores just what parents are doing to give their kids an early boost in life, and if a higher family income results in a better outcome for a child.
On Wednesday, CBC Radio's Michelle Eliot visits some families who can't afford preschool and are helping their young children get a head start on learning.
She also visited one of B.C.'s most expensive early learning programs.
On Tuesday CBC Radio's Stephen Quinn heard the case for a Canada-wide policy on early childhood education.