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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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Eurochild: Early years services are a public good 30 Jul 2014 | Europe
Statement aims to influence on-going discussions on the EU contribution to early childhood policies and states that, "as an issue of children's rights, Eurochild stresses that early care and education must be understood as an entitlement for all children, and be coupled with targeted support for those at risk of marginalisation".
(Toronto) Children's Services Division: Facts and figures 30 Jul 2014 | Ontario
Occasional fact sheets from Toronto Children's Services provide information about the number of child care spaces for different age groups, auspice, fees, and fee subsidy.
The practicalities of childcare: An overlooked part of the puzzle? 30 Jul 2014 | Europe
Report from Citizens Advice Bureau (UK) describes the ongoing barriers to child care in the UK, despite increased investment. The magnified barriers for low-income families and those working nonstandard hours are also highlighted.
Child care assistance: Helping parents work and children succeed 30 Jul 2014 | United States
Brief from US Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) highlights why child care assistance is an essential work support program for families; makes the case for why additional investments are critical.
Privatization of schools: Selling out the right to quality public education for all 23 Jul 2014 | Canada
Special section of the Summer 2014 issue of Our Schools/Our Selves "examines the privatization of education on an international scale".

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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