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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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Equal Pay Day in Ontario 16 Apr 2014 | Ontario
CRRU has selected resources to mark the first official Equal Pay Day in Ontario - April 16 2014. Child care is central to the struggle for equal pay for women across Canada.
A growing concern: Ontario's gender pay gap 15 Apr 2014 | Ontario
Report from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives documents the worsening gender pay gap in Ontario. Ten-point plan calls for affordable and accessible child care, and fair wages for the child care workforce. "For the first time in more than 20 years, there is no Ontario program with the goal of increasing the inequitable wages of child care staff."
Improving the odds for America's children: Future directions in policy and practice 16 Apr 2014 | United States
Edited volume from Harvard University Press commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the Children's Defense Fund. The book "examines critical issues - prenatal and infant health and development, early child care and education, school reform, the achievement gap, vulnerable children, juvenile justice, and child poverty -and highlights crucial practical and policy measures".
A record of early childhood education and care stakeholder discussions: Saskatoon and Regina 16 Apr 2014 | Saskatchewan
Transcripts of stakeholder discussions hosted by the Muttart Foundation, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit, on the organization, funding and delivery of early learning and child care in Saskatchewan.
What you need to know about multi-age grouping in early childhood development settings 16 Apr 2014 | British Columbia
Resource sheet from BC Aboriginal Child Care Society provides "clarification on the regulations related to multi-age grouping and explains how programs can be licensed for multi-age groups".

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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