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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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A guide to early learning and child care in Ontario 28 Sep 2016 | Ontario
New guide considers the many changes to governance, financing and pedagogy of early learning and child care in Ontario since 2012 providing a comprehensive update to the previous versions of this guide. The authors aim to provide ECE students and professionals with a thorough overview of the current state of early learning and child care in Ontario including legislation and regulation, financing, curriculum and pedagogy, as well exploring issues of diversity, children’s rights, advocacy and the role of the professional.
Future steps to bridge the gap 28 Sep 2016 | United States
Recent brief reflects on the importance of removing barriers to child care access for low-income parents participating in education and training, noting that this is an important step in supporting the economic well-being of these families and creating positive outcomes for their children. The author summarizes a discussion of these issues by a diverse group of stakeholders, experts, practitioners, and policymakers. These stakeholders recommend better collection and use of data, improved tracking of parents across and beyond program participation and rigorous research to understand problems and identify effective strategies as possible solutions to meet the child care needs of low-income families.
Raising wages and rebuilding wealth: A roadmap for middle-class economic security 28 Sep 2016 | United States
Recent report from the Center for American Progress provides a road map for a policy agenda that raises family wages and reduces the burden of major expenses such as child care, higher education, health care, and housing. The report offers a package of policy solutions including the creation of a federal-state partnership to provide universal preschool. There is a chapter specific to early childhood on page 63 of the report.
Getting early childhood onto the reform agenda: An Australian case study 28 Sep 2016 | Australia and New Zealand
This 2012 paper considers the increased early childhood policy and service provision in Australia throughout the early 2000s. Adapting a public policy examination model, the authors reflect on the forces shaping public policy to make sense of how early childhood so successfully found itself at the centre of the Government’s reform agenda. They found that political will, a rich, expanding and interdisciplinary knowledge base and a well-developed social strategy played large roles.
Commission sur l’éducation à la petite enfance 21 Sep 2016 | Quebec
The Association québécoise des centres de la petite enfance (AQCPE) and the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) have announced the launch of an Early Childhood Education Commission. The commission will aim to take stock of early childhood education and child care in Quebec and establish a collective vision for its future. Through consultation with citizens, parents, policy makers, experts and researchers a final report with recommendations and a course of public policy action will be made.

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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