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The Affordable Child Care for All Plan

Making affordable, high-quality early learning and child care (ELCC) available to all families will grow the economy, promote gender equality, increase women’s labour force participation and enhance children’s well-being. The federal government must play a leadership...

The Growth of For-Profit Child Care in Canada

Rapid growth since 2006 For-profit child care—large corporate-type, regional chain and single-owner operations—has grown rapidly in Canada since 2006. Before 2004, the share of total spaces operated as for-profit entities had been dropping steadily, down to 20 per...

Canada’s New Early Learning and Child Care Framework

On Jun 12, 2017 the federal government announced a Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework (MFA) which sets the foundation for federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together “toward a shared long-term vision where all children can...

Why For-Profit Child Care is Not the Solution

Profit-making in child care gives rise to four main concerns: 1) the quality of programs is eroded by the drive to make profit; 2) the diversion of public funds to profit-making is an “inefficient” approach to expanding quality child care and making it more affordable...

How Early Learning and Child Care is Organized in Canada

It’s complicated Each of Canada’s jurisdictions—10 provinces, three territories—has several programs for child care and early childhood education. Theses programs tend to have multiple objectives, such as “giving children the best start in life,” school readiness,...

Types of Child Care in Canada

All provinces/territories license regulated child care services according to their provincial legislation and regulations. Regulated child care services include: centre-based full-day child care regulated family child care school-aged child care most...

Why Child Care Markets don’t Work for Anyone

What is a child care market? Child Care markets are the consequence of governments taking limited interest in, or influence on, how child care is set up, maintained and delivered.  In a child care market, parents who need early learning and child care services assume...

Unregulated Child Care

Today, there is an enormous gap between the number of children of parents in the paid workforce and the availability of regulated child care that is safe, trustworthy, affordable, convenient and of high quality.  Thus, many parents across Canada use unregulated child...

How should Early Learning and Child Care be Funded in Canada?

As the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has observed: "Significant public funding is necessary to support sustainable and equitable early childhood education. Without this, a shortage of good quality programs, unequal access and segregation...