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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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New data shows epidemic poverty levels in Toronto 27 Aug 2014 | Ontario
Fact sheet from a coalition of Toronto community activists and social agencies visualizes new data on poverty in Toronto; shows neighourhood disparity varies dramatically.
Lunch time at the child care centre: Neoliberal assemblages in early childhood education 27 Aug 2014 | Canada
Article from the Journal of Pedagogy investigates "neoliberal assemblages within the context of eating and feeding practices in Inuit early childhood education".
Thriving children, successful parents: A two-generation approach to policy 27 Aug 2014 | United States
Brief from CLASP (US) examines major federal and state policy areas to identify opportunities for two-generation, large-scale change that better support families as a whole and provide a more conducive environment for local programs to thrive.
Social investment or private profit? Diverging notions of ‘investment’ in early childhood education and care 27 Aug 2014 | International
Article by Elizabeth Adamson and Deborah Brennan from the International Journal of Early Childhood uses examples from Australia and England to "question the compatibility of social investment and private investment in ECEC."
How Canada can meet its commitment to end child poverty in Canada 20 Aug 2014 | Canada
Brief from Campaign 2000 to the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Finance includes a recommendation for "an emergency infusion of $500 million in 2015... earmarked for regulated child care as the foundation upon which to build a comprehensive early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy framework and system."

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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