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About the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

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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Class warfare in the sandbox? 22 Oct 2014 | Canada
Blog from the Broadbent Institute written by Martha Friendly argues that, "there are many good reasons other than measurable 'developmental effects' to value childcare."
Bureaucratic champions and unified childcare sectors: Neo-liberalism and inclusive liberalism in Atlantic Canadian childcare systems 22 Oct 2014 | Saskatchewan
Article by David McGrane (University of Saskatchewan)draws from the experience of Atlantic Canada to explore the factors that lead towards expansion and retrenchment of early childhood education and care(ECEC) systems.
Ombudsman Report: Careless about child care 22 Oct 2014 | Ontario
Ontario Ombudsman report investigates how the Ministry of Education responds to concerns relating to unlicensed daycare providers. Author André Marin makes 113 recommendations and asks, "what could be more pressing, more urgent, than protecting children?"
Selected works by ChildCare2020 speaker Bronwen Cohen 22 Oct 2014 | Europe
In advance of the ChildCare2020 conference CRRU is featuring selected works by conference speakers. This week: Bronwen Cohen.

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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