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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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Are we there yet? Post-turkey reflections on childcare in 2015 21 Jan 2015 | Canada
Latest blog by Martha Friendly and Monica Lysack discusses why "childcare will be an ardently debated election issue, likely to be influenced by the considerable food-for-thought coming from ChildCare 2020."
Early childhood educators wage enhancement 21 Jan 2015 | Ontario
Ontario is implementing a wage increase of $1 per hour for eligible child care workers in the licensed child care sector that was promised in the last provincial budget. The CRRU has collected community responses and news coverage following the Ministry's announcement.
ECEs as childcare advocates: examining the scope of childcare advocacy carried out by ECEs from the perspective of childcare movement actors in Ontario and Manitoba 20 Jan 2015 | Canada
Article from the CAYC's journal, Canadian Children, examines whether ECEs can be advocates from the perspective of childcare movement actors in Manitoba and Ontario. Guided by the political economy of care, the authors highlight the sociopolitical consequences of advocacy carried out by ECEs primarily at a micro level.
Retirement timing of women and the role of care responsibilities for grandchildren 20 Jan 2015 | United States
Recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals that women age 58 to 61 who are helping to care for their grandchildren are 29 percent less likely to be working full-time compared to women who are not grandmothers.
Fathers' leave, fathers' involvement and child development: Are they related? Evidence from our OECD countries 20 Jan 2015 | International
This OECD working paper analyses parental leave data of four OECD countries - Australia; Denmark; United Kingdom; United States — to describe how leave policies may influence father’s behaviours when children are young and whether their involvement translates into positive child cognitive and behavioural outcomes.

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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