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Fact or fiction? Seven persistent myths about child care

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
November 5, 2014
4pp

 

This BRIEFing Note identifies seven common myths about child care and provides responses for each based on what we know from research, policy and practice.

Getting less bang for the child care buck – all $6.8 billion of them

Martha Friendly
October 15, 2014
3pp

Summary:

  • Canada is the lowest spender on regulated ECEC among OECD countries; 
  • There is strong evidence that demand-side spending (vouchers, cheques, tax breaks) is ineffective for providing ECEC options for families;
  • The Government of Canada spends $3.8 billion/yr-and could soon be spending $6.8 billion/yr-on child care-linked deman

Early childhood education and care in Canada 2012

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Martha Friendly, Shani Halfon, Jane Beach, Barry Forer
9th edition
28 August 2013 (Revised December 2013)
69pp
ISBN 978-1-896051-55-0

AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY. Download the document in pdf format.

The state of early childhood education and care in Canada 2010: Trends and analysis

The state of early childhood education and care in Canada 2010:  Trends and anal
Martha Friendly, Jane Beach
5 February 2013
20pp

The state of early childhood education and care in Canada 2010: Trends and analysis uses data from successive editions of Early childhood education and care in Canada (1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2008), developed and published by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) and data available in Public investments in early childhood education and care i

Early childhood education and care in Canada 2008

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Jane Beach, Martha Friendly, Carolyn Ferns, Nina Prabhu, Barry Forer.
8th edition
June 2009
216pp
$44
ISBN 978-1-896051-50-5

This comprehensive report, the 8th edition since 1992, provides key data on child care and kindergarten across Canada. It tracks spaces, finances, quality issues and public policy developments at the provincial/ territorial and federal levels, includes demographic information such as mothers' labour force participation, and identifies trends over time.

30 quick facts about Canadian ECEC: Trends & analysis 2008

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit
September 2009
4pp

This companion document to Early childhood education and care in Canada 2008 highlights 30 important facts about Canadian child care, kindergarten and family leave.

Print copies of 30 quick facts about Canadian ECEC are free. Individual copies may be included with orders of other publications; otherwise bulk orders only. Contact us for bulk order details.

Trends & Analysis 2007: Early childhood education and care in Canada 2006

Trends & Analysis 2007: Early childhood education and care in Canada 2006
Childcare Resource and Research Unit
December 2007
12pp

Companion document to Early childhood education and care 2006, this publication presents a summary and analysis of the data and identifies key trends. Includes illustrative charts and graphs.

Print copies of Trends & Analysis 2007 are free. Individual copies may be included with orders of other publications; otherwise bulk orders only. Contact us for bulk order details.

Early childhood education and care in Canada 2006

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Martha Friendly, Jane Beach, Carolyn Ferns, Michelle Turiano
7th edition
June 2007
293pp
$40
ISBN 1-890651-34-0

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has periodically assembled Canadian data to produce a national snapshot of early childhood care and education. The seventh edition of Early childhood education and care in Canada presents 2005 and 2006 data. These data - together with data compiled for earlier editions - 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2004 reveal trends in ECEC over a decade and a half. See this list for earlier versions of ECEC in Canada.

Early learning and child care: How does Canada measure up?

Martha Friendly
October 2006

International comparisons using data from Starting Strong II (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2006)

This BRIEFing NOTE situates early learning and child care in Canada in the international context using the work of the OECD's Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care. It first presents an overview of the review's eight year project. Second, it examines the review's final recommendations in Starting Strong II. Third, it presents data from Starting Strong II to situate Canada internationally.

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