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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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Poor children in rich countries: why we need policy action 23 Oct 2018 | International
New OECD policy brief calls for a comprehensive strategy combating poverty in all its dimensions.
Mothers at work: Nonstandard-hour work schedules and childcare for low-income families 23 Oct 2018 | United States
New report suggests policymakers consider how the federal (US) childcare subsidy program and tax policy can support parents who work nonstandard-hour schedules by limiting schedule and childcare instability.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s international early learning study: What’s going on 16 Oct 2018 | International
In this colloquium, the authors provide an update on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s proposal for an International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study, the ‘first wave’ of which is now being implemented in three countries: England, Estonia and the USA.
The advocacy of educators: Perspectives from early childhood 16 Oct 2018 | Australia and New Zealand
This article investigates early childhood educators' perceptions of advocacy in raising the professional status with multiple stakeholders in diverse contexts.
What you see is what you get? Early childhood educators’ perceptions of professional status 15 Oct 2018 | Australia and New Zealand
A large body of literature has affirmed the importance of, and need for advocacy in raising the professional status of early childhood educators. This phenomenological study investigated participants’ viewpoints of the role of educators in advocating for the professional status.

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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