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Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about early childhood education and care - Summary

Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough.
July 2003, EN & FR
6pp

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes Fact and fantasy : Eight myths about early childhood education and care.

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Early childhood education and care in Canada 2001: Summary

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
August 2002, EN & FR
4pp

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada 2001. This fifth edition presents a national snapshot of child care and early childhood education. It adds cross-Canada information on public kindergarten to provincial/ territorial information about regulated child care, maternity and parental leave and relevant demographic information. Together with 1992, 1995 and 1998 data compiled for earlier editions, these data reveal several noteworthy trends in ECEC over the decade.

NOTE: This BRIEFing NOTE is also available in French.

Ontario’s spending for regulated child care, 1942-2001

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
2002

This BRIEFing NOTE is a chart displaying Ontario government expenditures on child care from 1942 to the present. An internal Ontario government policy paper leaked to the Toronto Star in November 2001 sets out the removal of $200 million from the provincial budget for regulated child care (currently approximately $470 million which includes funding for regulated child care and family resource programs).

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Building a firm foundation for lifelong learning: The importance of early childhood education and care

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
2002

In the 21st century, new technologies, rapid globalization, a shift away from traditional employment patterns and recognition that ongoing renewal of knowledge and skills is essential have contributed to a new emphasis on "lifelong learning". There is general agreement that strategies for lifelong learning should incorporate a "cradle to grave" or life-cycle approach so that a continuum of learning encompasses early childhood through youth, the working years and the senior years.

Is this as good as it gets? Child care as a test case for assessing the Social Union Framework Agreement

Martha Friendly
2002

Martha Friendly examines how child care has fared for three years under the Social Union Framework Agreement. This article appeared in the Canadian Journal of Social Policy (2001) Issue 47, p 77-82.

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Executive summary: Starting Strong—Early education and care. Report on an OECD Thematic Review

Executive summary, Organization for Ecomomic Co-operation and Development, Childcare Resource and Research Unit
2001

Executive summary, Organization for Ecomomic Co-operation and Development

Targeting early childhood care and education: Myths and realities - Executive summary

Gillian Doherty
2001

This BRIEFing NOTE is the Executive summary of Targeting early childhood care and education: Myths and realities by Gillian Doherty (2001). This study reviews research literature about the effectiveness of targeting early childhood programs to selected populations as well as literature on the relative effectiveness of different kinds of programs that are intended to enhance or support child development.

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Early childhood development services: How much will they cost?

Martha Friendly and Laurel Rothman
2000

Martha Friendly and Laurel Rothman (for Campaign 2000) calculate the actual cost of providing early childhood services that is in keeping with the objectives of the Early Childhood Development Agreement.

This BRIEFing NOTE was originally prepared for the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs' Play and Parenting Connections, Fall 2000 issue.

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