Ron Blatz

Future plans in Manitoba Canada

I am pleased to announce that the local Manitoba Chapter of MECE (Men in Early Childhood Education) now has a leadership team. A special thanks and welcome to Adam Manicom from Assiniboine Castle Day Care who has graciously offered to help me organize our local meetings and guide the direction of the group. If you […]

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Men & women gather in Canada

Just finished the most wonderful gathering of the MECE group ever held by me in Canada. Thanks to the huge draw that Frances Carlson was, we had a group of over 25 people come to a meeting at my centre tonight. We watched the DVD that she produced (including interviews with Bryan and Bonnie) and […]

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Data about the percentage of male early education teachers in Manitoba, Canada

There were 20 Canadians (at least 8 Manitobans) who took the time and resources to show up for the historic gathering at the 2008 Working Forum on Men in ECE. The 140 delegates had a great time together and many friendships were born out of this gathering. Discussions were rich, workshops incredibly insightful, and plenary […]

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A five year plan that includes pensions and recruiting more male teachers

The Province of Manitoba is committed to take efforts to increase the number of men in ECE. BRAVO! It is part of a 12 point Five Year plan for the development of our ECE system here in my province. If you read through the document (you can download the pdf document here: Five Year Plan) the […]

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How to advertise to recruit male teachers for early education?

Since returning from the World Forum on Early Care and Education in Malaysia, I have been busy trying to get some relevant statistics regarding men in ECE here in Manitoba. Thanks to Kathy Reid, the Director of the Manitoba Child Care Program, here are the latest known figures as of June 2007. 172 (untrained) Child Care […]

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Manitoba, Canada men get together

The fall issue of the Child Care journal in Manitoba, Canada focused on Gender and featured the local men’s organization coordinated by Ron Blatz.

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