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2001 provincial child care survey report

Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services
Publication Date: 
1 Dec 2001
Entered Date: 
4 Jul 2002

Report of the Task Force on Rural Child Care and Early Childhood Education

Brownell, Barbara
Publication Date: 
1 Jun 2000
Entered Date: 
10 Jun 2000

Child care can't wait till the cows come home: Rural child care in the Canadian context

Martha Friendly, Carolyn Ferns, Bethany Grady and Laurel Rothman
Occasional paper 30
September 30, 2016



The purpose of this paper, aimed at a wide range of stakeholders, is to provide a current overview of the state of rural child care and to stimulate and inform discussion aimed at improving it.

The report includes the following sections as well as references and appendices: 

Flexible child care in Canada: A report on child care for evenings, overnight and weekends, emergencies and ill children, and in rural areas

Martha Friendly, Gordon Cleveland and Tricia Willis.
April 1994

Families sometimes have needs for child care which are not easily met by ordinary child care services. When a child is ill, when the usual caregiver is unable to provide care, or when other short-term child care emergencies arise, many families are unable to find care. Similarly, shiftworkers often find it difficult to make suitable arrangements for care for their children. Farmers and other rural workers often find it impossible to arrange reliable, convenient child care to meet their needs.

Rural child care in Ontario

Gillian Doherty
Occasional paper 4

This paper, originally prepared as a background paper for a conference on rural child care, describes Ontario's rural child care arrangements and makes proposals for future developments.

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