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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 poverty, 25 years later: We can fix this 26 Nov 2014 | Canada
Campaign 2000's 2014 report card on child and family poverty in Canada marks 25 years since the unanimous House of Commons’ resolution to end child poverty in Canada. The national report makes 12 recommendations, including one for a national ECEC program led by the federal government. In addition, Campaign 2000 provincial partners released report cards in BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, NB, NS and PEI.
Child care instability from 6 to 36 months and the social adjustment of children in prekindergarten 26 Nov 2014 | United States
Study reveals that disruptions in child care negatively affect children's social development as early as age four. Researchers noted that "our findings showed that when young children moved between child care settings, these transitions negatively affected their social adjustment"
Early childhood development: Royal College position statement 26 Nov 2014 | Canada
Position statement released by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons recommends that, "the federal government, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, implement an early child development system with supports for families including: supports during pregnancy; early childhood learning opportunities; and high quality, universal, accessible and developmentally appropriate child care, including for Indigenous children living both on and off reserve."
The educational preparation and professional development of Alberta's early learning and care workforce 26 Nov 2014 | Alberta
Summary paper from the Muttart Foundation begins the process of rethinking how the Alberta early learning and care workforce might best be developed to meet the needs of children and their families.
Public Interest Alberta: child care survey 26 Nov 2014 | Alberta
This province-wide survey of child care centres, day homes, and after-school care centres reveals how challenging it is, particularly for families with infants, children with special needs and/or low-income families, to access high quality childcare in Alberta.

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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