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The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is an early childhood education and child care (ECEC) policy research institute with a mandate to further ECEC policy and programs in Canada.

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Child Care Now blog – Election 2015 12 Aug 2015 | Canada
There's no doubt that child care is an issue in Election 2015. To support the public interest and political debate, CRRU's blog, Child Care Now, will be published each week between August 12 and October 19. "The more we get together"...to build a national child care program is the third blog in the series.
A Canada fit for children 2015: Identity, rights and belonging 26 Aug 2015 | Canada
Discussion paper from the Landon Pearson Resource Centre examines the implications for young people's lives in contemporary Canadian contexts. The paper results from numerous consultations and features young people's views on matters pertaining to their lives, with a focus on Aboriginal children and youth.
What we don’t know about Canada might hurt us 26 Aug 2015 | United States
American economist Ben Casselman explores the implications of the cancellation of the Canadian mandatory Long-Form Census in June 2010 and its replacement of it with a voluntary National Household Survey in 2011. Casselman uses Manitoba's town of Snow Lake as an extreme example of a challenge playing out across Canada that could also affect the U.S.
Age of entry into early childhood education and care as a predictor of aggression 26 Aug 2015 | International
New study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, that tracked almost 1,000 Norwegian children enrolled in daycare indicates that the amount of time children spend in daycare has little impact on aggressive behavior.
Training for early childhood education and care in Australia 25 Aug 2015 | Australia and New Zealand
New report on the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s national strategic review of training for early childhood education and care. The review finds that most registered training organisations have difficulty complying with assessment requirements, training courses are delivered in too short a time and learning and assessment in a structured workplace environment is not done well.

Many social programs support families, but child care is the backbone of them all.

— National Council of Welfare, Preschool Children: Promises to Keep , 1999

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