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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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Proposal for key principles of a quality framework for early childhood education and care: Report of the Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care under the auspices of the European Commission 16 Dec 2014 | Europe
The proposed European Quality Framework consists of 10 "action statements" that are recognized as strengthening the quality of early care and education provision for children from birth to compulsory school age.
A review of the literature on home-based child care: Implications for future directions 17 Dec 2014 | United States
The purpose of this two-year project was to review the literature and gather information about strategies that have the greatest potential for improving the quality of care provided by home-based child care providers who serve children from low-income families.
The wealth gap: Perceptions and misconceptions in Canada 16 Dec 2014 | Canada
Report from the Broadbent Institute reports on findings from a nationwide survey among 3,000 Canadians that asked about their perceptions of inequality and the distribution of wealth in Canada. "On social policy, a publicly funded national child care program to address inequality has the support of seven out of 10 Canadians (69%), as does increasing funding for social assistance to low-income Canadians (68%)".
Early childhood flexibility practices and patterns: Report 2014 16 Dec 2014 | Australia and New Zealand
Report from Early Childhood Australia identifies innovative flexible practices being delivered by the early childhood sector and examines how flexible services operate and function. The report's conclusions identify barriers that restrict current operators ability to increase flexibility for families.
What stalled the gender revolution? Child care that costs more than college tuition 16 Dec 2014 | United States
Article in California magazine calls on American feminists to "find some class solidarity and make government-subsidized child care a campaign issue [and] identify and vote for candidates who see affordable child care as a legislative necessity. Such family-friendly demands would make sense to low- and middle-income women. They would bring more people back into the feminist fold, and they might even revitalize a movement".

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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