Media - 2020


Why Early Childhood Education should be in the Throne Speech

LinkedIn | September 15, 2020 Craig Alexander, Partner & Chief Economist at Deloitte Canada, shares his thoughts on why early childhood education should be included in the Throne Speech. Excerpt: "The scientific literature is clear – brain development starts at birth and a lot of important development occurs before the...

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Furey’s commitment to $25-a-day child care is wise public policy

The Telegram | September 14, 2020 Excerpt: "Among the many lessons learned during this pandemic is the fragility of the early years sector. Accessible and affordable early learning and care are vital to children, families and economies. Marginalized children and their families were especially impacted by closed schools and child...

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Early Years Study 4 Podcast

In Conversation with Stephen Hurley | August 24, 2020 Listen to a range of experts discuss their contributions to the Early Years Study 4's prescription for how Canada must invest in quality programs and create a more sustainable and just world. Access the series outline below. Early Years Study 4...

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No data, no problem, no action

The Hamilton Spectator | June 18, 2020 Excerpt: "In the past decades, advocating for better data on early child development has also been strengthened by the argument that it is more costly not to know than it is to collect such data. I think time has come to say that...

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A strong child-care system is essential to our recovery from the pandemic

The Globe and Mail | June 14, 2020 Excerpt: "Early learning and child care is a powerful equalizer, narrowing achievement gaps that emerge before children even start school. Educational child care is needed more than ever to help families address the trauma of the pandemic, to support parent employment and...

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