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The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is a policy research institute with a goal of early childhood education and child care for all --  fundamental  for women’s equality and a right for all children.

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Child care and COVID-19: Information on the situation in Canada 30 Jun 2020 | Canada
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) continues to update information, online documents, relevant research, community responses, news and other material related to COVID-19 and child care in Canada, and its aftermath.
Under the same roof, for better and for worse 12 Aug 2020 | United States
The RAPID-EC's weekly nationally representative survey of households with young children shows an increase in family conflict across households with young children, compared to pre-pandemic levels. One of the recommendations put forward is to adequately finance childcare and shift childcare subsidy payment policies and mechanisms to create stability for childcare providers. Focus childcare stabilization efforts on programs serving lower-income workers (on subsidy and those self-paying) to ensure the availability of child care to these groups so that they can return to or remain in the workforce.
OMEP position paper: Early childhood education and care in the time of COVID‑19 12 Aug 2020 | International
This position paper by the World Organization for ECD, addresses adversities faced by children due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The paper asserts the fundamental role of early childhood education and care in protecting and supporting children and families, along with implied responsibilities of State parties.
COVID-19 guidance for schools Kindergarten to Grade 12 12 Aug 2020 | Canada
These national guidelines developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada outline considerations of COVID-19 in schools and intend to support administrators and local public health agencies’ decision-making in regards to school reopening. Using a risk-based approach, the guidelines provide a set of risk assessment tools and risk-mitigating measures for different age groups and/or areas of concern.
Quality early childhood education and care for children under age 3: Results from the Starting Strong Survey 2018 12 Aug 2020 | International
his report based on the OECD Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) features results from staff and leaders who provide ECEC to children under age 3 in four countries (Denmark, Germany, Israel and Norway). TAILS is the first international survey that focuses on the ECEC workforce. This publication includes analysis on the policy implications, policy context, characteristics of settings and the workforce, process quality in ECEC for children under 3 in the participating countries.

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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