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Elements of a high quality early learning and child care system.

Martha Friendly and Jane Beach
EN & FR
2005
8pp

This paper describes eight linked elements that, taken into account together, will form a basis for the creation of a system of ELCC where high quality is the norm rather than the exception.

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Child care fee subsidies in Canada

Jane Beach and Martha Friendly
2005
20pp

This document provides an overview of child care fee subsidies in Canada and summarizes comparable information from provinces/territories to help inform discussion about financing issues that affect the quality of ELCC programs.

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Child care centre physical environments

Jane Beach and Martha Friendly
2005
20pp

This paper provides an overview of current thinking about the importance of physical environments; summarizes comparable information from provinces/territories to help inform discussion and strategies for improving the quality of physical environments in ELCC programs.

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Quality targets in services for young children: Summary

Summarized by Martha Friendly
November 2004
4pp

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes a paper developed by the European Commission Network on Childcare and Other Measures to Reconcile the Employment and Family Responsibilities of Men and Women (Childcare Network) (1996).

Quality in early learning and child care services: Papers from the European Commission Childcare Network

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Papers from the European Commission Childcare Network
October 2004
96pp
$20
ISBN 1-896051-27-8

This publication consists of three papers that were produced in the 1990s as part of the work of the European Commission's Childcare Network. This work was situated within a set of European Parliament and Council of Ministers resolutions, directives and recommendations with regard to the child care dimension of the European Union's commitment to equal treatment for men and women in the labour market.

OECD Thematic Review of Canadian Early Childhood Education and Care: Highlights from the recommendations

BRIEFing NOTE prepared by the CRRU
October 2004
4pp

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes the recommendations provided in the OECD Thematic Review of ECEC: Canada Country Note.

Canada was the seventeenth country to be visited as part of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Thematic Review of ECEC. Prior to the visit, a Background Report on ECEC policy in Canada was prepared by Gillian Doherty, Martha Friendly and Jane Beach.

Child care by default or design? An exploration of differences between non-profit and for-profit Canadian child care centres using the You Bet I Care! data sets

Gillian Doherty, Martha Friendly & Barry Forer
Occasional paper 18
August 2002
76pp
$25

The issue of auspice in child care has been debated in Canada for many years and for several reasons. One reason for this is the consistent research finding that commercial child care centres as a group obtain lower ratings for overall program quality than do non-profit centres. Other reasons include the belief that essential services such as child care should be publicly operated, and concerns about ensuring accountability for the use of public funds if they are flowed to commercial operators. This study explores the issue of auspice from the perspective of program quality.

Making the best use of the You Bet I Care! data sets

Gillian Doherty and Martha Friendly
April 2002
15pp

The You Bet I Care! (YBIC) project was the largest and most comprehensive child care study carried out in Canada to date. It produced three extensive and rich data sets which, collectively, contain extensive information about both centre-based and regulated family child care. The Childcare Resource and Research Unit, University of Toronto hosted a one-and-a-half day forum (of key participants from the child care field) in February 2002 in Toronto to discuss, identify and prioritize vital issues/questions facing child care that could be addressed by the rich data sets of YBIC.

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

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