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Proposed changes to child care regulations - Ontario 2014

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
January 22, 2014

This BRIEFing NOTE is about one of two current initiatives that will significantly affect child care, providing pertinent information about proposed changes to Ontario's child care regulations. It first provides the context, then briefly summarizes points from the research literature on staff: child ratios, group sizes and other program features (such as staff qualifications) that are linked to these.

Reforming Québec's early childhood care and education: The first five years

Jocelyne Tougas
Occasional paper 17 [EN & FR]
April 2002


In 1997, the Québec government announced its new family policy. The government undertook a massive reorganization of the child care system and transformed it into the early childhood care and education component of the new family policy. The reform was indeed substantial and ambitious and was undertaken at a time when, as in other provinces, the government was trying to reduce its budgetary deficit to zero. As the reform enters its fifth year, the author reviews the first five years and examines the successes, challenges and lessons learned.

Proceedings from the Child Care Policy and Research Symposium

Edited by Martha Friendly, Irene Kyle and Lori Schmidt.
Occasional paper 2

These proceedings from a one-day symposium on policy-relevant child care research was held at the Learned Societies meetings in 1991. Overviews of developmental psychology, sociology, and economics approaches to child care research as well as current Canadian research on school-age child care, family day care and a model for determining child care demand are presented.

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