The federal government has recognized the importance of a Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care system that is organized to support a parent’s work. Early Learning and Child Care is essential to the social infrastructure we need to strengthen Canada’s economy today while we prepare the next generation to participate in a thriving and diverse society.
The fact is that an Early Learning and Child Care system that is publicly funded and universally accessible is the smartest investment that Canada can make right now. It’s time for us to work together to finally make #ECEforCanada happen.
Early Childhood Education is the key to a better society. It provides children with the best possible start in life and is the foundation of a literate, pluralistic and democratic Canada.
Promote the best evidence to inform practice, policy and research to cultivate increased public investment in high quality early learning as an entitlement for every child.
The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain is a champion of Canada’s youngest citizens. Together with her husband, Wallace and her four children, she founded the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation (www.mwmccain.ca) that promotes early childhood education opportunities for all of Canada’s children.
Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain, Chair
Jack Petch, Executive Director
Jane Bertrand, Program Director