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  In The News
    May 13, 2014
    Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and other representatives of the Canadian Government were at the Jackman ICS Lab School to make an announcement about a $5 million dollar gift from Canada to The United Nations to support better nutrition for young children in the developing world. The school was chosen to host the announcement ceremony in recognition of the support the school has given to UNICEF over the past decades. 

  • Minister, UNICEF, and members of Social Justice Club
    Members of the Lab School Social Justice Club; Minister Lynne Yelich, David Morley, President & CEO of UNICEF Canada; and Richard Messina, Vice-Principal of the Lab School at the announcement at the Laboratory School

  • CBC's The Current
    October 26, 2012
    Jackman ICS Principal Elizabeth Morley spoke on CBC's The Current and lends some perspective to a new study which suggests that children born in March are much more likely to be CEOs than children born later in the year. To listen to the podcast, please click on the link:



    On Friday, December 3rd we were honoured that the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston and his wife Sharon, chose the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Integrated Kindergarten Program (IKP) at the Bloorview School at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to visit and mark the International Day of Persons With Disabilities. As you know, this program is a proud part of the Jackman ICS reach and for fifteen years it has modeled inclusion of children with and without physical challenges in one enriched and outstanding Junior and Senior Kindergarten program. Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, David Onley and his wife accompanied the Governor General. Having Their Excellencies and Their Honours visit after our once in a lifetime day of happy announcements on Thursday was truly remarkable. Laboratory School Vice-Principal Richard Messina was at Holland Bloorview that morning to celebrate the special visit.

    To access full coverage of this special visit, click here.


    The University of Toronto has announced that Dr. Eric Jackman has donated $5 million to the Institute of Child Study – a landmark gift in Canada for early development and childhood education.

    In recognition of the gift, U of T has renamed the 85-year-old Institute of Child Study (ICS) the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, which is part of the University’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology. The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study is one of the few places in the world to integrate advanced research, renowned graduate teacher training and a demonstration model of practical elementary schooling at one place. To read the complete article, please visit the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education website.

    The Toronto Star also covered this remarkable event here, as well as the Globe and Mail.

  • The Canadian Network for Leadership in Education and Early Learning & Care
    In early October, Lab School principal Elizabeth Morley and Jackman ICS Director Janette Pelletier were featured speakers on a webcast about the significance of play-based learning. Titled "The Role of Play in Human Learning", the webcast can be found here.
  • The Toronto Star
    In the September 5, 2010 edition of The Toronto Star, an article entitled "Experts Say JK Kids Will Thrive" about the benefits of full-day kindergarten features the Jackman ICS Laboratory School and the success of full-day learning. To access this article, please click here.
  • The Toronto Star
    Graduate Flannery Jefferson returned to Jackman ICS to pilot her "Chore for Change" fundraising initiative to support SOS Children's Villages. The project involved our Grade 4 students and was featured in Andrea Gordon's article, "Kids do Chores to Promote Responsibility" in the Toronto Star. To read the article in the Star, please click here.
  • The Toronto Star
    In a piece entitled "Handwriting Without Tears", Jackman ICS Special Education Teacher Judith Kimel discusses cursive and the Handwriting Without Tears program. To read this article, please click here.
  • The Toronto Star
    Journalist Alanna Mitchell showcases the Jackman Institute of Child Study in the Atkinson
    Series "Brainstorm", an eight-day feature in The Toronto Star about research in
    neuroscience and its impact for education. Alanna's focus on Carol Stephenson's Senior
    Kindergarten class and their kite-making project is entitled "Teaching Kids How To Soar". To access the "Brainstorm" series and read the article, click here.

  • CBC's The Current
    Jackman ICS Principal Elizabeth Morley speaks against holding students back in: Failing Kids


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