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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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Child care and the Scottish referendum 17 Sep 2014 | Europe
Child care has become a major issue in the run-up to Scotland's referendum on independence, set for 18 Sept 2014. CRRU has collected reports, commentary and news media about this development.
Early childhood education and care: Working conditions and training opportunities 17 Sep 2014 | International
Working paper from Eurofound aims to provide information about the working conditions and in-service training opportunities of early childhood education and care (ECEC) workers and to describe how these factors are linked to outcomes for children.
Caring for children in Europe: How childcare, parental leave and flexible working arrangements interact in Europe 17 Sep 2014 | Europe
Brief from European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) sheds light on the complex and multi-layered aspects of reconciliation of paid work and care for children and to inform policy and decision makers across the EU about current child care trends and policy developments.
Transformative change and real utopias in early childhood education. A story of democracy, experimentation and potentiality 17 Sep 2014 | International
In his newest book, Peter Moss contests two stories, both infused by neoliberal thinking, that dominate early childhood policy making today, 'the story of quality and high returns' and 'the story of markets'. Moss then offers alternative stories of 'democracy, experimentation and potentiality' while urging for transformative change in ECEC systems.

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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