Reports


Early Childhood Education Report 2020

Atkinson Centre, University of Toronto | June 3, 2021 This is the 4th edition of the Early Childhood Education Report (ECER). Established in 2011, the report is released every three years to evaluate provincial/territorial early years services against a 15-point scale. Results are populated from detailed profiles of each province...

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THE EXPLAINER: Budget 2021 – Early Learning and Child Care

Atkinson Centre, April 29, 2021 Budget 2021 features the Federal government’s plan for the development of a Canada-wide early learning and child care program featuring the principles of equitable access, quality and affordability. It is not a policy document –that will come later. Specific details in the Budget, along with...

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Early Learning and Childcare as Key Economic Infrastructure

Investments in early childhood education and childcare ("ELCC") can help put Canada on a higher trend economic growth path. A high-quality ELCC program that young children can attend for several years, where education is provided using a curriculum-based program delivered by trained educators can provide several benefits including:

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Ontario’s Kindergarten Program: A Success Story

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, January 2021 Excerpt: "Ontario’s current government has discussed making some drastic changes to Full-Day Kindergarten. Any one of these changes would dramatically alter the current model and significantly damage an already successful program. In early 2019, there was a flurry of news reports about possible...

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Fall Economic Statement 2020: Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19

Government of Canada, November 30, 2020 Excerpt: "Many Canadian families found themselves with limited options for child care. As a result, parents had to either juggle full time work while staying at home or opt to drop out of the labour force to look after their children. This represents yet...

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