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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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Vote Child Care 2015 Pledge 24 Jun 2015 | Canada
The second phase of the Vote Child Care 2015 campaign is underway and gaining momentum. Pledge your vote for child care today.
Growing pains: Childcare in Canada 24 Jun 2015 | Canada
New report from the Mowat Centre as part of the Renewing Canada's Social Architecture project explores how to ensure that Canadians have childcare options that are affordable, accessible, promote early childhood development and provide parents with the flexibility to work.
Employment patterns of families with children, 1976 to 2014 24 Jun 2015 | Canada
New paper from Statistics Canada examines the employment patterns of families with children (under the age of 16) over the period from 1976 to 2014, with a particular focus on couple families with children. This article also highlights regional differences in the working patterns of parents, and provides additional information on the employment patterns of lone parents.
Background paper on unregulated child care for the Home child care: More than a home project 24 Jun 2015 | Ontario
Childcare Resource and Research Unit Occasional Paper No. 28 was developed as a background paper for a project funded by the Metcalf Foundation’s Inclusive Local Economies Program through a grant to Campaign 2000 (Family Service Toronto).This background paper offers an overview of the current landscape of unregulated child care in Ontario and other Canadian jurisdictions, identifying important issues in home child care through a review of the research literature, and summarizing key recommendations that have emerged from the academic and policy literature.
Interaction: Emerging leaders in ECE and child care 17 Jun 2015 | Canada
The Spring 2015 issue of Interaction, the Canadian Child Care Federation's publication, highlights some of the incredible child care professionals and early childhood educators who are leading to a better child care system in Canada.

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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